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Four Pictures

From Wind Repertory Project
Árpád Balázs

Árpád Balázs


This work also bears its Hungarian title "Négy Kép."


General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest

Cost: Score & Parts: $64.95   |   Score Only: $9.95


Movements

1. March
2. Cantilena
3. Arietta
4. Game


Instrumentation

Full score
Piccolo
Flute
Eb Clarinet
Bb ClarinetI-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) in Bb
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
Percussion (4 players, including):

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (suspended)
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


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 (Flicorno tenore) (F clef) in Bb
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

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Árpád Balázs's true creative field are that of choral music and wind ensembles. It is interesting that the stylistic features of these two related musical fields are united. In it the wind instruments sing! It was not by chance that the expansive second movement was given the title Cantilena, while the slightly livelier but just as lyrical third movement was entitled Arietta. The opening movement of the work is a stridently jolly, energetic Induló (March), but not one of the rigidly military kind: the 6/8 rhythm contributes to its light-hearted character.

-Program Note by Publisher


This interesting composition featuring four short character pieces is ideal for showcasing a developing band’s growing musicianship. The first piece, Indulo (March), is scored in time with effective dynamic contrasts and jolly, energetic lines that offer the impression of a Prokofiev ballet. The expressive Cantilena features the upper woodwinds with occasional brief contributions from the brass. The animated Arietta is more lyrical with flowing, emotional lines. The final Jatek (Game) is playful and more technically demanding with a somewhat unexpected soft ending.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Additional Resources

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 69/9 (April 2015), p. 40.