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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
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV


None discovered thus far.

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 1981 for H. Robert Reynolds and the University of Michigan Symphony Band.

- Program Note by composwr



State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project University of Louisville (Ky.) Symphonic Band (Amy Acklin, conductor) - 20 November 2021

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