Spirit of the Dance

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Rob Wiffin

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General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts - £130.00   |   Score Only - £26.00


1. Stomping Dance – 4:26
2. Waltz Interlude- 3:52
3. Duende – 4:00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In Spirit of the Dance the composer attempted to capture some of the elements of this most fundamental of human activities, the urge to move our bodies to the rhythm of music.

The first movement, Stomping Dance, starts with the most basic dance feeling, the desire to stomp our feet to music. The heavy stomp is not always present, and sometimes you can sense the dancers trying something a little more refined, but it is always lurking in the background, ready to draw us back to the elemental rhythm of the beat. The second movement, Waltz Interlude, is elegant and restrained, emphasizing fluidity of line and movement. The final movement, Duende, is inspired by flamenco dancing. The term "duende" is defined as the spirit of performance, that moment when you are right in the middle of the creative spirit of the music. It is about sound and a heightened state of emotion.

- Program Note by Jeff Girard, Midwest Sheet Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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