Danse Carnivale

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Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

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Subtitle: Dance No. 2

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Musical drama and humor are on display in this homage to Romantic orchestra repertoire. A blazing tempo, interspersed with very slow sections, sudden dynamic shifts and the juxtaposition of d minor and F major add contrast to this dynamic work.

- Program Note from publisher

The composer writes, "Danse Carnivale was inspired by the many great can-cans, galops, and quick-steps that populate the music repertoire.... Some of my favorite dances for orchestra are the Brahms Hungarian Dances. I have always loved the interplay of drama and humor that pervades these pieces.”

The work presents challenges in tempi, style, dynamics and modality. For the 2103 Midwest Clinic performance, the composer has written a special percussion break, which will feature a tambourine ensemble comprised of wind players, and a special tribute to the Lone Star State!

- Program Note by the Aledo Middle School Honor Winds concert program, 20 December 2013


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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