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Sinfonietta No 2

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Henk Badings

Henk Badings


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General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 16:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar
Cost: Score and Parts – €214.47   |   Score Only – €30.87


Movements (played without pause)

1. Proemiale - 4:15
2. Moto Martellato - 5:20
3. Canto Polimelodico - 3:35
4. Finale Scherzando - 3:15


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II/Piccolo
Oboe I-II/English Horn
Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
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
Cornets/B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef) I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Sinfonietta No.2 represents a mature work written during the last decade of the life of Dutch composer Henk Badings. The composer’s significant mid-career connection with musicians from the United States developed through commissions from conductors such as Robert Whitney, director of the Louisville Orchestra, and Robert Boudreau of the American Wind Symphony. The Whitney tie brought forth Symphony No. 7 -“The Louisville Symphony” which was premiered by the Louisville Orchestra in 1954, while the Boudreau relationship resulted in the Concerto for Flute and Wind Symphony Orchestra in 1963. Also significant among his works with American connections is Transitions, written in 1973, as a result of a commission by the College Band Directors National Association.

Sinfonietta No. 2 is cast in four-movement symphonic form that in broad terms is slow-fast-slow-fast. While the detail of its language is generally chromatic, the polarity of G, as framed with the perfect fifth of D, both stabilizes and unifies the central pitch focus of the work. Badings’ contrapuntal skill is notable in the first, third and, especially the fourth movement scherzo.

- Program Note by University of Louisville Wind Ensemble concert program, 15 July 2015


Awards


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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