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Anatolia

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Paul Creston

Paul Creston


Subtitle: Turkish Rhapsody

This work bears the designation Opus 93.


General Info

Year: 1968
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet (Eb Contralto Clarinet)
B-flat Bass Clarinet (Bb Contrabass Clarinet)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone (B.C.)
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Gong
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Anatolia is based on several Turkish folk songs and dances which are utilized in each section of the composition with the except of the 15-measure introduction, which is based on an original theme. Anatolia is the name of that section east of Asia Minor and includes the greater part of Turkey.

The composition is in free sectional form and consists of four sections: slow, moderately fast, very slow, and moderately fast.

The work was commissioned by the Eastern Illinois University, was completed in November 1967, and was first performed April 28, 1968, in Charleston, Illinois, by the Eastern Illinois University Band, conducted by the composer.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Creston, P. [1968]. Anatolia (Turkish Rhapsody): [Op. 93]. Shawnee Press: Delaware Water Gap, Penn.