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First Swedish Rhapsody

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Erik Leidzén

Erik Leidzén


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General Info

Year: 1950
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Mills
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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 Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Four contrasting melodies form the thematic material of this composition, and the introduction is based on the first of these; a nostalgic song of home then follows a typical Scandinavian folk tune, after which comes a students' song, emphasizing the "sweet idleness" between classes. The quiet pastorale is suddenly interrupted by martial strains leading to a march-like folk melody, the development of which brings the rhapsody to a sonorous ending. This original band work was dedicated to Josef Toft, a friend of the composer.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • Tennessee: IV


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Leidzén, E. (1950). First Swedish Rhapsody [score]. Mills Music: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 376.