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Infernal Ride

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Kenneth Hesketh

Kenneth Hesketh


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General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Faber Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $108.25


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Tripartite in form, Infernal Ride is mercurial and virtuosic, yet with a more static middle section. The work reflects the mad-cap chase of Ichabod Crane's final ride on his horse, Gunpowder, in the story by Washington Irving, namely The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Often an atmosphere of driven fear pushes the music forward, only briefly stopping for breath. The work closes with flourishes in rapid succession, perhaps with the hapless Ichabod meeting his unfortunate end!

- Program Note by publisher


For Dr. Matthew George and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Christopher Howard, conductor) – 2 July 2017


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