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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb


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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 15:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maecenas Music
Cost: Score and Parts - £85.00   |   Score Only - £24.00


Movements

1. Polka – 3:30
2. Furiant – 3:20
3. Sousdeka – 5:05
4. Scocna – 3:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Bohemian Revelry is a tribute to the verve and vigour of the music of the people of the Czech Republic, but it is also a celebration of the other meaning of the word, meaning the artistic and social freedom of people without ties or responsibilities, allowing for a party atmosphere whenever and wherever possible, as painted so vividly and memorably in the second act of Puccini’s timeless masterpiece La Boheme.

The work is in four movements based on well-known Czech dances:

1. Polka: a moderate tempo dance in duple time, but with an unexpectedly violent conclusion. 2. Furiant: Very fast triple time with a more nostalgic middle section. Eventually the dance fades away lading into a 3. Sousdeka: A more relaxed dance in 3/4 with a pastoral feel 4. Scocna: Fast and lively duple time incorporating a hymn like melody drawn from a Czech Christmas carol. Drinks all round at the end!

Any reminiscences of a certain set of dances by a very well-known Czech composer should be heard as an act of homage rather than parody or plagiarisation.

- Program Note by composer


Awards


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 7 November 2019
  • Toronto (Canada) Wind Orchestra (Colin Clarke, conductor) – 10 July 2019 - WASBE Conference (Buñol, Spain)
  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Warren Olfert, conductor) – 4 May 2019
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Timothy Reynish, conductor) – 23 April 2019
  • New Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) Wind Sinfonia (Raymond Baril, conductor) – 17 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.
  • Harmonie St. Jozef Kaalheide (Björn Bus, conductor) – 19 October 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Gorb, A. (2013). Bohemian Revelry: For Wind Orchestra [score]. Maecenas: Godstone.