Dances of Innocence

From Wind Repertory Project
Jan Van der Roost

Jan Van der Roost

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €122.99   |   Score Only (print) - €24.99


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • High Tom
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam (large)
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block

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Program Notes

Jan Van der Roost composed Dances of Innocence to commemorate a girl who passed away at the tender age of 14. In contrast to the sombre, joyless tone such a memory usually invokes, it is a rather cheerful work that reflects the innocence and light heartedness of a child. It does open in a serious mood, but quickly becomes more energetic and turns into a dance. Dances of Innocence is an ode to all the beauty, sincerity and cheerfulness that a child radiates.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by Excelsior Education Center Bands, Victor Valle Concert Bands, and Fullerton College Community Band, Mrs. Patty Thayer, Mr. Craig Pridmore, and Dr. Tony Mazzaferro, Directors. Dedicated to the memory of our children.

- Program Note from score

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