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Rondo alla Kolo

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Kenneth Amis

Kenneth Amis


General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Amis Musical Circle
Cost: Score and Parts - $75   |   Score (Purchase) - $7


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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 Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Trombone III (Bass)
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I–II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The kolo is a dance primarily performed in many European countries like Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and White Carniola region of Slovenia. The kolo is performed amongst groups of people (usually several dozen, at the very least three) holding each other's hands or having their hands around each other's waists (ideally in a circle, hence the name). There is almost no movement above the waist. The basic steps are easy to learn, but experienced dancers dance kolo with great virtuosity due to different ornamental elements they add, such as syncopated steps. Each region has at least one unique kolo.

- Program Note from University of Wisconsin – Eau Clare Symphony Band concert program, 17 November 2017


Commissioned by Cheryl Boga and the University of Scranton.


This style of dance was also used by Antonin Dvorak in his Slavonic Dances.

- Program Note from The Horizon Leans Forward


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Clare Symphony Band (Phillip Ostrander, conductor) – 17 November 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • The Horizon Leans Forward, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 245.
  • Kenneth Amis website