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Rondo alla Turca

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David Amram

David Amram


General Info

Year: 1971
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CF Peters
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $35.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Jazz Trio Soloists

  • Flute
  • Electric Bass
  • Jazz Drums

Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon I-II
Horn I-II-III-IV
Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
Celesta
Timpani
Percussion (7 players required)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The orchestral premiere of Rondo alla Turca was performed on January 10, 1971 by the American Symphony Orchestra, Kazuyoshi Akiyama conductor, as the third movement of Amram's Triple Concerto. The wind version of Rondo alla Turca was premiered by the Cherry Hill Wind Symphony. The composer while working on the third movement went to the Olive Tree Café in Greenwich Village late one night and was so inspired by the performance of Armenian and Arabic music by musicians in the restaurant he worked on the slow section of the Rondo alla Turca for the next few hours before he left. Amram (1978) states “The whole concerto is a summing up of a lifetime spent where there are no more walls in music and where playing, singing, improvising, and conducting all flow back into composing.”

-Program Note by Jason S. Ladd


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Amram, D.W. (1978). Triple Concerto. [Recorded by David Amram Jazz Quintet and the Rochester Philharmonic, David Zinman conductor]. On Amram Triple Concerto [LP Record]. Chicago: Flying Fish Records, Inc.
  • CF Peters Website