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Galliard

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Scott Watson

Scott Watson


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $52.00; (digital) - $52.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion (6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Finger Cymbals or Triangle
  • Floor Tom
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine


Errata

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Program Notes

The galliard is a vigorous, athletic dance in triple meter, characterized by leaps, jumps, and hops. Popular in France, Spain and England during the Renaissance, it was a favorite dance of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The galliard was normally danced by couples at balls and other courtly entertainments, but could also be a showpiece for men to display their best jumps and turns.

Composed to embrace the lively atmosphere of the style, this new work uses the Mixolydian mode. It begins with a four-measure percussion ostinato that is scored for snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, and finger cymbals. This ostinato is repeated with added brass section punctuations that prepare the melody, which is first heard in the upper woodwinds. The subsequent bold tutti episodes are balanced against more transparent scoring that features various instrumental combinations.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


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