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Scherzo for a Bitter Moon

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Gregory Youtz

Gregory Youtz

General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score & Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV


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Program Notes

Scherzo for a Bitter Moon is based on a wedge motive that opens the piece in the piccolo. An impressionistic section gives way to more dark and threatening manifestations of the motive, and the piece develops the tension between these and other ideas inherent in the motive. After a story climax, and apparent desolation, a return to the opening brings with it new strength, yet in the end, also new shadows.

Scherzo for a Bitter Moon was written in 1982 for H. Robert Reynolds and the University of Michigan Symphony Band.

Program Note by Gregory Youtz


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