Re: Grade 5
Posted by ST on 10/31/2018, 10:21 am, in reply to "Grade 5"
Del Borgo's masterwork. An excellent selection. |
1). It's really long... fatigue can have an effect on intonation.
2). Gotta have great trumpets and horns. There is a horn moment toward the end of the piece that is a "must moment". You can't mess that up.
3). There is a challenging bass clarinet part. It's really cool, though.
4). Great percussion writing.
You're students will fall in love with this piece. It is incredibly moving, but really "cool" at the same time. If you choose to play it, take some time to research the piece and talk to the students about the programmatic aspects of the music.
Highly recommended. This is one of the pieces in high school that made me decide to major in music.