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Don Quixote

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V.F. Safranek

V.F. Safranek


Subtitle: A Suite in Four Parts


General Info

Year: 1914
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of Print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Movements

1. A Spanish Village – 3:00
2. Sancho Panza – 2:30
3. Dulcina – 2:20
4. Don Quixote – 4:00


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe (div. a2)
Bassoon (div. a2)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III (Solo div. a2)
E-flat Alto Clarinet (div. a2)
B-flat Bass Clarinet (div. a2)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone (div. a2)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone (div. a2)
E-flat Baritone Saxophone (div. a2)
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
Horn or Alto in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone (div. a2)
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Church Bell (pitched in B-flat)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Wind Whistle


Errata

In Parts:

  • Alto Clarinet, m. 64 (14 bars after rehearsal 8): All B naturals should be B-flat's


Program Notes

This suite is founded on the story of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes, and of the four parts, the first three are characteristic. The fourth is somewhat descriptive, introducing the Don's warlike but sad nature. During his journey in quest of adventure he discovers the windmills. After the encounter he again sets forth, lamely at first, but eventually is again the self-confident, heroically-inclined knight of yore.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Safranek, V. (1914). Don Quixote: A Suite in Four Parts [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.