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Persian Dances

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Amir Molookpour

Amir Molookpour


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hafabra
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Movements

1. Persian Dance No. 1 – 3:30
2. Persian Dance No. 2 – 3:30
3. Persian Dance No. 3 - 3:30
4. Persian Dance No. 4 – 3:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo (optional)
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon (optional)
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass (optional)
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In these four Persian dances commissioned by Louis Martinus, the Iranian composer Amir Molookpour uses some of the peculiarities of the Persian traditional and folkloristic music with a mixture of various rhythmic and structural approaches. Each of the dances is written in a different traditional Persian scale, and there is a very strong tendency towards the creation of the melodies almost in the same way as used by the Iranian composers of the traditional music in the past centuries. Furthermore, Molookpour on the one hand tries to create these dances with this kind of intention toward the melody structures, and on the other hand he uses the Western musical techniques of composition in a very simple manner to bring these two cultural diversities more close. The four dances are each published separately.

- Program Note by Jeff Girard, Midwest Sheet Music


Persian Dance No. 2 uses some of the peculiarities of the Persian traditional and folkloristic music with a mixture of various rhythmic and structural approaches. Molookpour uses traditional Persian scales with a strong tendency towards the creation of melodies in the same way used by the Iranian composers of the traditional music in past centuries. This strong emphasis on traditional melody is joined with Western compositional techniques in order to bring the two cultural diversities more closely together.

- Program Note from the North Shore Senior High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 22 December 2017


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References