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Rikudim

From Wind Repertory Project
Jan Van der Roost

Jan Van der Roost


Subtitle: Four Israeli Folk Dances for Band


General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 10:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Movements

1. Andante Moderato – 2:55
2. Allegretto con Eleganza, Allegro con moto – 2:27
3. Andante con dolcezza – 2:55
3. Con moto e follemento – 1:20


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Alto Oboe
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets/ Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

“Rikud” means “dance” in Hebrew. The plural ending “-im” tells us that the title means “Dances.” Thus Rikudim is a suite in four movements based on Jewish dances, bearing in mind that these are not arrangements of existing folk music, but originally composed dances “in the style of” folk music. Through the use of oriental style tonal intervals, irregular tempi, and a typical woodwind instrumentation, the composer succeeds both in adding a touch of melancholy and a characteristically Jewish flavor to the music. The clearly marked themes and the sometimes surprising (but, on the other hand, very natural harmonies) make these “stylized folk dances” into music with a direct and gripping appeal.

- Program Note from University of Puget Sound Concert Band concert program, 5 December 2014


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


Performances

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  • Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) (James Osborn, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (J.T. Womack, conductor) – 21 February 2019
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University Band (Randal C. Dickerson, conductor) – 26 November 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (Dan Dietrich, conductor) – 5 October 2018
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Campus Maize Band (Giovani Briguente, conductor) – 8 April 2018
  • University of Puget Sound Concert Band (Gerard Morris, conductor) - 5 December 2014
  • Banda Municipal de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) (Jan van der Roost, conductor) 2007


Works for Winds by this Composer


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