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Kalevala

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Paul Creston

Paul Creston


Subtitle: Fantasy on Finnish Folk Songs. This work bears the designation Op. 95.


General Info

Year: 1971
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €92.70


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet (opt.)
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (opt.)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass (optional)*
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom (1)*
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

  • Score indicates an ambiguous tom-tom part which can easily be covered by a snare drum with snares off.
  • Though the String Bass is marked as optional, the part at mm 21–32 is essential and not doubled elsewhere. Tuba could cover the part.


Program Notes

Kalevala (accent on the first syllable) is the name of a collection of ancient poems embodying the myths and hero legends of Finland. It was selected as the title of the composition because the first Finnish folksong used is a Kalevala melody. Six different folksongs form the basis of the entire work, contained in four sections... and an introduction.

Commissioned by the Ohio Music Education Association

- Program notes from the score


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