Carl Nielsen (arr. Møller)
Subtitle: Dance of the Cocks [or Cockerels] : From the Opera 'Masquerade'
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
(percussion detail needed)
None discovered thus far.
The Dance of the Cockerels from Masquerade is one of Carl Nielsen's most popular pieces. It belongs to Act III of the opera [representing] the festivities at the big masked ball which brings all the participants together, high and low, young and old. The dance is in 3/4 time – not like a waltz, perhaps rather like a Polonase. We her the proud cockerel strutting around among the clucking hens. In the trio comes an eruptive, stereophonic episode where trumpets, bassoons, flutes and horn cry out to one another - like young roosters squabbling over the hens.
- Program Note from liner notes of CD "At Long Last Live," University of South Florida Wind Ensemble
- Arkansas: V
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Bemidji (Minn.) State University Wind Ensemble (Scott Guidry, conductor) – 24 April 2016
- Swedish National Wind Band (Rune Hannisdal, conductor) – June 1014
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Aladdin Suite (arr. de Meij) (1919/1995)
- Hanedans (arr. Møller) (1906/1972)
- Inextinguishable, The (1916)
- Masquerade Overture (Nielsen)
- Paraphrase on Nearer My God to Thee (tr. Gorder)
- Prelude to Act II of "Maskarade" (arr. Hanna)
- Symphony No. 3 (tr. Snedecor) (1911)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Carl Nielsen." Accessed 25 April 2016.
- Nielsen, C.; Møller, P. (1972). Hanedans (Dance of the Cocks) : From the opera "Masquerade" for concert band [score]. Wilhelm Hansen: Copenhagen.