Scherzo Fantastique Excerpts
The original work bears the designation Opus 25.
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
Percussion I-II, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
None discovered thus far.
The original version of this 15-minute work by one of the leading composers of Czech modernism is scored for full symphonic orchestra of the Romantic era. This charming arrangement highlights the main thematic material in a condensed yet authentic presentation for concert band.
- Program Note from publisher
Joseph Suk, considered to be one of the leading composers of Czech modernism, began composing at the age of 17, and was greatly inspired by his teacher, Antonin Dvořák. His original Scherzo Fantastique, a 15-minute work, scored for full orchestra, was written five years after Suk married Dvořák's daughter Otilie. The work is highly dance-like and celebratory, and contains memorable melodies, including a stunning waltz section surrounded by the energetic scherzo. This arrangement highlights the main thematic material in a condensed presentation for concert band.
- Program Note from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony concert program, 14 December 2016
- Alabama: Class BB
- Florida: IV
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (Jacksonville, Fla.) Wind Symphony (Ted Shistle, conductor) - 14 December 2016 (2016 Midwest Clinic)
- Neuqua High School (Naperville, Ill.) Symphonic Winds 16 March 2016
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Scherzo Fantastique Excerpts (arr. Sebesky) (1904/2015)
- Towards a New Life (arr. Stilwell) (1919/2004)
- Josef Suk (composer), Wikipedia Accessed 8 December 2016