Chorale

Chorale

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Composer Nelhybel, Vaclav
Instumentation Concert Band
Grade 4
Duration

5:30

Genre Chorale
Series

The Vaclav Nelhybel Edition

Included Parts

Flute 1
Flute 2
Piccolo
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Cornet 1
Bb Cornet 2
Bb Cornet 3
Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
F Horn 3
F Horn 4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Baritone TC
Baritone BC
Tubas
String Bass
Timpani
Drums
Cymbals
Chimes

Additional parts for Europe

Format

DIN A4

Article

SMP-10-0109

Description

The CHORALE is based on the above medieval Behomian chant whose words are a desperate plea to St. Wenceslaus, the first King of Bohemia, not to forsake his people nor let them perish. this highly emotional chant, born out of fear of the plague, has been sung in Bohemia for centuries during times of war and danger.

At the beginning of the CHORALE, a threatening atmosphere is evoked from which voices of despair emerge with the ancient chant emotionally pleading for help. However, the character of the composition gradually changes until the work closes with an ecstatic hymn of hope.

In this composition, I combined the modern concept of symphonic sound with the voice/leading techniques of the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, in order to communicate the ancient theme to a contemporary audience.

Vaclav Nelhybel

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