JONATHAN DAVID LITTLE - "Themes on a Variation" for Brass & Percussion [excerpt] - Kiev Philharmonic

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ABOUT THE MUSIC

This work derives most of its melodic and motivic material from the notes G, B flat, C, D and E flat – to which the timpani are tuned.  This enables the timpani to participate in much of the melodic material that emerges from the given notes.

The most prominent theme to emerge can best be heard on the two solo glockenspiels – this theme itself being a variation of the old English carol, "This is the truth sent from above".

The work is scored for 2 trumpets, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba (in C), timpani and 2 percussion (9 players in total).  Separate transposing parts are available for each of the instruments.

Duration: ca.14 mins.

 

CONDUCTOR’S NOTE

Special attention should be paid to when mutes are in (“con sord.”) and out (“naturale”) in the brass instruments.

The final section must not drag, but have a fierce sense of ongoing purpose.

 

Details

Year:
1985
Publisher:
Wirripang
ISMN:
M720060101
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Recordings:
Minutes:
14

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Themes on a Variation, Op.3 (for Brass and Percussion)