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Hungarian Rondo

From Wind Repertory Project
Árpád Balázs

Árpád Balázs

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: 3
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest
Cost: Score & Parts: $89.95   |   Score Only: $9.95


Full score
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
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
Cymbals, 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


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Program Notes

The Hungarian Rondo by Árpád Balázs is cheerful, good-humoured music, a finely formed work crafted with great professional skill. Its structure is clear: the double recurrence of the rondo theme results in a five-part form. The two episodes differ in character. The first consists of increasingly densely woven imitations that chase each other playfully; the second evokes the mood of bagpipe tunes. In the latter, above the melody moving evenly in crotchets in the middle parts a pastel-tinted cloud of woodwind notes floats upwards, while the sound is extended downwards by the deep-toned brass stepping lower by semitones. A brilliant device by the composer! In the course of its repeats the rondo theme appears more and more richly garbed; particularly the sparkling semiquavers of the woodwind make it ever more decorative. The Hungarian Rondo is the kind of music that drives your cares away. I am certain it will be equally delightful to play, conduct and listen to!

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