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Summer Dances (Gorb)

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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $153.00   |   Score Only (print) - $31.00


1. Summer Day
2. Summer Night
3. Summer Party


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bass Drum (foot pedal)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas (or Egg Shaker)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (2)
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock


In Score and Parts:

  • Bassoon II, mvt. 1, m.46, beat 3: Should be E natural.

Program Notes

Summer Dances is a joyful work in three short movements celebrating my favourite season where people are happiest outdoors. Each movement is a celebration. The first movement Summer Day celebrates the open air, with a bold and arrogant melody in 10/8 time, whose rhythm dominates the movement. The next movement, Summer Night, could be described as a beach habanera led by a sensuous trumpet melody. The movement ends with an ambiguous harmonic build-up, which is resolved at the start of the finale Summer Party with a folk-like theme that is passed round the ensemble, building up to a riotous and festive ending.

Summer Dances was commissioned by HAFABRA Music, Louis Martinus, in collaboration with Biblioservice Gelderland/Music department MUI, Arhnhem, the Netherlands.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • High Point (N.C.) University Wind Ensemble (Brian Meixner, conductor) - 27 April 2022
  • Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Limerick) (Timothy Reynish, conductor) – 3 November 2019
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Roy Stahle, conductor) – 9 June 2019
  • The University of Maine (Orono) Symphonic Band (Christopher White, conductor) – 8 March 2018
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Wind Symphony (Evan Feldman, conductor) – 23 February 2014

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