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Sinfonietta No. 1

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Johan de Meij

Johan de Meij


General Info

Year: 2011 / 2012
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass Band
Publisher: Amstel Music, through Music Shop Europe
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €275.70   |   Score Only (print) - €52.34


Movements

1. Enerico
2. Andante
3. Allegro Festivo


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam (large)
  • Tom-Toms
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Violincello


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Sinfonietta No. 1 was originally written for brass band, commissioned by the Dutch National Championships 2011 in Groningen. It also served as the test piece for the Swiss National Championships 2011 in Montreux, Switzerland. In 2012, I created this version for wind orchestra.

Unlike most of my compositions, Sinfonietta No. 1 is an abstract, non-programmatic work. It consists of three movements, in which the thematic material of the opening measures -- an upward fifth jump -- returns in various shapes and forms throughout the piece. The slow middle section features solo passages by cello, English horn and bassoon, all starting with the same fifth jump. The final movement presents an Elgar-like march theme, interspersed with quotes from the second movement, and ending with the opening theme of movement I.

- Program Note by composer


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