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Snake in the Garden

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Paul Richards (transcribed by the composer)

Paul Richards

General Info

Year: 2004
Original Format: Orchestra Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Paul Richards - Official Website
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown   |  Score Only - Unknown


Full Score
Solo Bb Clarinet
Flute I-II (II doubles piccolo)
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:


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Program Notes

Snake in the Garden is a loose rendering of the tale of the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The solo clarinet intrudes with dissonant material upon an idyllic opening by the orchestra, tempting the ensemble into an extended dance. The creator’s wrath is heard twice: the first time followed by a brief, seductive cadenza; the second time leading to a return of the opening material, where the dissonant music of the solo clarinet is integrated into the idyllic garden music.

-Program Note by Paul Richards

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