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Intermezzo

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Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. Scott Stanton)


Subtitle: From First Suite in E-flat


General Info

Year: 1909 / 2017
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1
C Instruments

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 2
C Instruments

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Violin

B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • Horn in E-flat

Horn in F
Part 3
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trombone T.C.
  • Euphonium T.C.

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in E-flat

Bass Clef

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • Cello

Horn in F
Viola
Part 4
B-flat Instruments

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trombone T.C.

E-flat Instruments

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • E-flat Tuba T.C.

Bass Clef Instruments

  • Bassoon
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium B.C.
  • String Bass
  • Keyboard Bass
  • Tuba
  • Cello

Keyboards

  • Piano
  • Electric Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Accordion
  • Organ

Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum (or Drum Set)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gustav Holst's band masterwork is now available in an edition that places it within reach of bands with severely limited or awkward instrumentation. It will make small bands with good players sound great. Optional parts for guitar, piano, bass and percussion can also fill some missing holes in the band.

- Program Note by publisher


The Intermezzo is light and brisk and features soloistic passages for the cornet, oboe and clarinet. Holst prominently displays the agility and sensitivity of the wind band through transparent textures and passages where the melody and accompaniment are woven into a variety of instrumental settings.

- Program Note by Esmail Khalili


Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat is universally considered a band masterwork. This Build-A-Band edition places it within reach of those bands with limited or unbalanced instrumentation, making it the perfect selection for the small band with good players to sound great. This fast middle movement from the suite teaches young musicians to articulate contrasting staccato and legato passages. Optional parts for guitar, piano, bass and percussion can fill some missing holes in the band.

- Program Note from the Wylie High School Wind Symphony concert program, 22 December 2017


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

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Resources

  • Holst, G.; Stanton, S. [2017]. Intermezzo : from First suite in E♭ [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score