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Sarabande and Polka from "Solitaire"

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Malcolm Arnold

Malcolm Arnold (arr. John P. Paynter)


General Info

Year: 1956 / 1983
Duration: c. 8L45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Paterson
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Movements

1. Sarabande - 2:55
2. Polka - 5:50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Piccolo
Alto Flute
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
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 I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Contrabass
Timpani
Harp
Celeste
Percussion I-II including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Note

Solitaire is a ballet comprising of Arnold’s previously composed English Dances Set I and II, as well as the Sarabande and Polka. The Sarabande was composed specifically for a pas de deux. The Polka was composed as a contrast to the Sarabande.


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • Texas: IV. Complete


Performances

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  • University of Louisiana Monroe Wind Ensemble (Derle R. Long, conductor) - 8 March 2021
  • Allegheny College (Meadville, Pa.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Timothy W. Foley, conductor) - 14 June 2019
  • Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) Concert Band – 23 February 2018 (CBDNA 2018 North Central Conference, Kalamazoo, Mich.)
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (Kevin Richardson, conductor) – 23 February 2017


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Arnold, M.; Paynter, J. (1983). Sarabande and Polka from the Ballet "Solitaire" [score]. Paterson's Publications: London.
  • Novello Website