Palace Rhapsody, The
This work bears the designation Opus 72.
Flute I-II-III (III doubles Piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (II doubles E-flat Soprano Clarinet and B-flat Tenor Saxophone; III doubles B-flat Bass Clarinet and E-flat Alto Saxophone
Bassoon I-II-III (III doubles Contrabassoon)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Marimba (4.3)
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
- Tom-Toms (3)
- Wood Blocks (3)
- Clarinet II and III: Errant bass clef in the parts as a result of a cue. Written pitches are correct as if read in treble clef.
This work is derived from the opera The Palace composed by Sallinen in the early 1990s. The original score was commissioned by the Savonlinna Festival and premiered on 26 July 1995. Performances by the New York City Opera occurred in 1998.
The plot of the opera deals with the last emperor of Ethiopia and is based on characters from Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio and a novel by Ryszard Kapuscinski titled The Emperor. The composer said his wind arrangement is based on those from the classical era.
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Symphony (Donna Dolson, conductor) – 4 September 2018
- Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Wind Orchestra (Eileen McGonigal, conductor) – 28 September 2018
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