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Kenneth Hesketh

Kenneth Hesketh


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General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Faber Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Whirlegigg is the Middle English word for a contraption that continuously spins. A great fascination with many inventors of the Medieval period was to develop a perpetual motion machine constantly turning and giving off energy.

This idea is particularly apt for this piece. A simple ternary structure gives ample opportunity for both boisterous and reflective material with gyrating accompanimental figures never far away. The machine almost stops near the end, but finally musters one last burst of excitement and energy to bring the work to its close

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • SUNY Potsdam Crane Symphonic Band (Brian Doyle, conductor) – 3 March 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


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