Humoresque

From Wind Repertory Project
Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (adapt. and arr. Andrew Glover)


The original work bears the designation Opus 71, No. 7.


General Info

Year: 1894 / 2017
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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 I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Humoresque is the most famous in a cycle of eight light pieces for solo piano, published in 1894. The seventh, originally in G-flat major, became an immensely popular tune, due in part to the emergence of the sound recording industry, the tunefulness of the music, and its short duration, which made it a good candidate for release on 78-rpm disc records, which could only accommodate works of limited duration. It has been arranged for almost every conceivable instrument and ensemble combination, and remains one of the most recognizable turns of the light symphonic repertoire.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • West Valley Wind Ensemble (Sun City West, Ariz.) (Clark Chaffee, conductor) - 5 February 2023


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Dvorak, A.; Glover, A. (2017). Humoresque [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score