Dunamis

From Wind Repertory Project
André Waignein

André Waignein


General Info

Year: 1980
Duration: c. 14:38
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts - $245.00   |   Score Only - $44.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabasoon
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-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (3 - 4 players), including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam Tam
  • Triangle
  • Whip
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Major Yvon Ducene wanted a new lush and colourful composition for his Guides military band, with André Waignein as its composer. Early in 1979 the composer began his assignment and in October of the same year, the finished full score was on the music stands of this prestigious military band of the Belgian Army.

The Allegro breaks away from the quiet passion of the introduction. Here, the band can really show its capabilities to the full. Based on a very precise rhythm, an idiom of sudden desperation and adversity develops which, fused with a crushing aggression, culminates in a kind of eruption, soon calmed down by a Lento: peace and quiet has returned thanks to a melody by the horns and soon taken over by the clarinets. In the meantime, the saxophone -- an instrument full of human emotion -- expresses the main spatial dimension in contemporary psyche. Following a harmonic transition, the brass players take up the theme again in forte whilst the basses and the woodwinds intertwine in technical arabesques.

The movings of the mind and the heart get an audible and almost touchable shape in the ensuing Allegro, a movement characterized by a rhythmic dialogue in which the whole orchestra participates and where the exposition contains a wealth of sound and technical contrasts. The Lento finally uses the central theme of the slow movement again, with some occasional references to the two allegros. The last page is of unprecedented grandeur. All the instruments display their most beautiful sound which was named by Jacques Ferschotte, when speaking about Honneger, "harmonies d'intensités", harmonies of the unmeasurable.

- Program note by publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides (Komen) - 18 January 1980 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Junior Rock (Flex instrumentation) (as Roland Kernen) (2000)


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Waignein, A. [1992]. Dunamis: For Symphonic Band [score]. Scherzando Music Publishers: Walchwil, Swit.