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Hommage à Stravinsky

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Ole Schmidt

Ole Schmidt

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General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 8:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editions Peters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental


1. Quarter Note = 114 – 1:45
2. Largo – Allegro – Largo – Allegro – 3:40
3. Quarter Note = 132 – 3:20


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ole Schmidt's Hommage à Stravinsky became a kind of Name That Tune, with references to L'Histoire du Soldat' and Le Sacre du Printemps plus a little Meistersinger. There were no strings in this good-natured, tightly written piece.

- Program Note from New York Times

Ole Schmidt is one of Denmark's leading composers and conductors; his Hommage à Stravinsky was written in early 1985 and has already been broadcast and performed many times in Denmark. The work is a humorous and affectionate tribute to the music of possibly the most eclectic of composers, lgor Stravinsky, and this homage reflects all of the different facets of his output. Within the three short movements there are obvious references to works as disparate as the Mendelssohn Wedding March and Rhapsody in Blue, entwined with well-known material from all of Stravinsky's major works, as well as a more subtle employment of favorite motifs and rhythmic patterns. But much more significant than this is the striking way in which Schmidt has captured the very essence of Stravinsky's various styles in his instrumentation, harmonic and rhythmic procedures and in the overall construction of the work. One constantly feels that Stravinsky might well have produced exactly this piece if he had been asked for a witty potpourri of past masterpieces.

- Program Note by Tim Reynish


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (George Vosburgh, conductor) - 15 October 2022
  • Boston (Mass.) Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Eric Hewitt, conductor) – 24 February 2017
  • Lynn Conservatory of Music (Boca Raton, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Amis, conductor)– 15 January 2016
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Wind Ensemble (Carolyn Barber, conductor) – 8 October 2014

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