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Contrasto Grosso

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Jacob de Haan

Jacob de Haan

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $153.00   |   Score Only (print) - $32.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chime
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Contrasto Grosso is a three-part suite rich in dances, full of contrasting styles, dynamics, and instrumentation. The title of the work Contrasto Grosso, is actually a pun on the term "concerto grosso." This piece includes parts for a solo instrument as well as the full orchestra. In the concert band setting of contrasto grosso, small groups of the band perform as if they were soloists. Throughout the three parts these solo groups interpret contrasting styles as well as renaissance style fragments.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Louisiana: II
  • Louisiana: III
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • Texas: II. (any 2 mvts.)
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


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