Concertino for Flute, Bassoon, and Band

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Aldo Rafael Forte

Aldo Rafael Forte

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General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: V-VI (solo); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Aldo Forte Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00

Movements (played without pause)

1. Cavatina
2. Playful
3. Latin Moves
4. Animato


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Program Notes

The work is about nine minutes in length and is cast in four contrasting movements that are played virtually without pause. Each succeeding movement is faster than the previous one. Thus, the piece gains momentum as it progresses. Throughout the composition I have cast the soloists in a variety of configurations with each other as well as with the band. The work features the players in passages which run the gamut from the expressive to the ultra technical.

The first movement, I. Cavatina, is the lyrical movement of the set. The passages are mostly expressive with occasional florid ornamentations. II. Playful is lightly scored with some tutti interjections from the band. With its bouncy accompaniment, this movement has a decidedly neo-classical feel. Two short cadenzas end this movement. III. Latin Moves is driven by Latin rhythms. “Soft” Latin percussion along with muted brass add to the pop ambience and excitement of this movement without obstructing the delicate sound of the solo instruments. Finally, a brief accelerando gives way to the last movement, IV. Animato, an exuberant finale full of energy which recalls previously stated material.

The Concertino for Flute, Bassoon, and Band is dedicated to the Huntsville High School Band, Dr. David Spencer, Director, Cassie Gunter, flute, and Rebecca Dillard, bassoon. The ensemble commissioned the work specifically for the band.

- Program Note by World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)



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