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Early Hungarian Dances from Gömör

From Wind Repertory Project
Árpád Balázs

Árpád Balázs

General Info

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Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest
Cost: Score & Parts: $75.95   |   Score Only: $9.95


Instrumentation

Full score
Flute
Oboe
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Cornet I-II
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone (Flicorno tenore) (G clef) in Bb
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Snare Drum, Bass Drum

Additional parts for Europe

Horn in Eb I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III (G clef) in Bb
Trombone I-II-III (F clef) in Bb
Baritone (F clef) in Bb
Baritone (F clef) in C
Euphonium (G clef) in Bb
Euphonium (F clef) in Bb
Tuba I (G clef) in Eb
Tuba I (F clef) in Eb
Tuba II (G clef) in Bb
Tuba II (F clef) in Bb


Errata

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Program Notes

The title of the suite named Old Hungarian dances from Gömör suggests the arrangement and harmonization of dance tunes, but this three-movement cycle is much more than that: in fact, the old court dance tunes that provide the thematic material have been freely thought through and brought to completion. The composer has breathed new life into the 18th-century melodies – some of which survived only as fragments – as Zoltán Kodály did with the Galánta and Marosszék dances, Antonín Dvořák with Slav dances, and Johannes Brahms with those of Hungary. The chief virtues of the work are its colourful, varied instrumentation, the tasteful combination of its archaic style with the musical language of our day, and not least the fact that its every bar is enjoyable to play and easy to listen to. It is worth noting the way solo, chamber group and full orchestra sections alternate.

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