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Serenade in Seven Colors

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Andrea Tarrodi

Andrea Tarrodi

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General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 10:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Serenade in Seven Colors began, you could say, with two sources of inspiration. One was Mozart's Serenade No. 10 for 13 winds, and especially then the 3rd movement – Adagio. The long singable melody lines against the simple pulse were an expression I myself wanted to try to capture. The other source of inspiration was Quiet Nights with Miles Davis and Gil Evans, an album I listened to intensively during the winter and spring of 2013. From these two quite different starting points, I started composing. The piece eventually began to take shape and the music took on a life of its own, as well as floating away and being shaped into something completely different, although one can still perhaps hear traces of the sources of inspiration.

For my inner vision, the piece changes in several different colors. It starts in a dark blue/purple tone that gradually turns into an almost white light. Then the xylophone enters with bright red splashes of color that eventually with the rest of the ensemble almost explode in a color fireworks display; and then finally the music fades into a yellowish-white hazy shimmer

Serenade in Seven Colors was commissioned by Västmanlandsmusiken and written for Västerås Sinfonietta´s winds and percussion. The piece is premiered at the Västerås Concert Hall on November 21, 2013.

- Program Note by composer

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