From Wind Repertory Project
Enesco, George

George Enescu

Subtitle: In D major, for wind instruments, Opus 14

General Info

Year: 1906
Duration: c. 20:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $40.00

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1. Doucement Mouvementé – 7:08
2. Modérément – 7:22
3. Allegrettement – 6:00


Full Score
Flute I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Dixtuor or Decet in D Major, Opus 14, was written in 1906. It is scored for pairs of flutes, clarinets, bassoons and French horns, with an oboe and cor anglais. The first movement is broadly in sonata-form, with the first subject announced by the flute, followed by a transitional theme played by horns and bassoons and leading to a lyrical second subject, introduced by the cor anglais. The slow movement introduces a song-like melody played at the octave by the oboe and cor anglais, while the central section, which serves as a scherzo, is dominated by the flute with a light-hearted melody that is to be paired, in the final section, with the principal theme of the movement. This leads to a final movement in sonata-rondo form, in which, as elsewhere in the work, the occasional modal treatment of material suggests the pervasive influence of Romania on the musical language employed.

Symphonic in character, the Dixtuor avoids monotony of effect by skilful and varied use of the instruments for which it is scored.

- Program Note from liner notes from CD "Enescu: String Octet in C, Op. 7, Dixtuor for Winds in D, Op. 14." Marco Polo.

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