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Romantic Ballad

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Thomas Doss

Thomas Doss


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: String Quartet
Publisher: dehaske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €82.00   |   Score Only (print) - $17.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto 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-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Romantic Ballad is a short atmospheric piece which is intended to remind us of a beautiful and unforgettable moment. This piece makes us pause for a moment to relive the experience in our mind. Everybody knows such moments of bliss that will always be remembered with longing. The composer dedicates this piece to his daughter, Amadea, describing the touching moment when he saw her for the first time.

- Program Note from publisher


Published in 2004, Romantic Ballad was written for the christening of the composer's daughter, Amadea. The piece was originally scored for string quartet in 2003, but after the first performance he decided to transcribe it for wind band. Doss says of the piece, "It's very simple but has to be played like a prayer."

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Doss, T. (2004). Romantic Ballad [score]. Mitropa Music: Hagendorn, Swit.
  • Kitelinger, Shannon. "Romantic Ballad." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 242-247. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Thomas Doss website Accessed 28 November 2016