Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Danse Diabolique

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr.

Joseph Hellmesberger (trans. Takahashi)


General Info

Year: c. 1900 / 1995 / 2003
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: de haske
Cost: Score and Parts - $123.00  |   Score Only - $19.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet I-II
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Joseph Hellmesberger (1855-1907) was born into a Viennese musical family. His grandfather was the first concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, and his father was a famous violinist as well as a conductor and composer. Hellmesberger started out as a virtuoso violinist and later became a well-known conductor; he was appointed musical director of the Vienna Philharmonic. After his penchant for young female dancers of the State Theater led to a scandal, he left Vienna and concentrated on composing light music, particularly operetta.

Das Veilchenmadel was successful around Europe and saved him from financial ruin. Hellmesberger also wrote a variety of dances, including Danse Diabolique. It is an exciting piece with an energetic waltz at its height. The Phrygian mode (D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb-C) results in a diabolic atmosphere, yet at the height of the work there is an energetic waltz, a nod to the composer’s musical heritage.

- Program note by Virginia Wind Symphony concert program, 21 December 2012


Commercial Discography


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project


Works for Winds by this Composer


References