Petite Suite Alsacienne

Petite Suite Alsacienne

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Composer Etchegoncelay, Miguel
Instumentation Concert Band
Grade 2
Duration

5:30

Genre Concert Music/ Encore/ Traditionals
Series

Included Parts

Flute 1-2
Oboe 1-2
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet 1-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone  Saxophone
Bb Trumpet 1-3
F Horn 1-2
C Trombone 1-3
C  Baritone
C Bass
Timpani
Mallets
Percussion 1-2

Additional Parts:
Eb Horn 1-2
Eb Horn 3-4
Bb Trombone (TC) 1-3
Bb Trombone (BC) 1-3
Bb Baritone (TC)
Bb Baritone (BC)
Eb Bass (TC)
Eb Bass (BC)
Bb Bass (TC)
Bb Bass (BC)

Format

DIN A4

Article

SMP-10-0066

Description

This little suite based on Alsatian folk tunes was written in March 2015, to be choreographed by a young students’ dance company, willing to revisit the good old traditional alsacien’s dance style, with a new approach. Therefore, six very well known tunes, such as Reihe Reihe Rose, D’kett, D’Waschfraue, Es trajt e schwarzbrunn maidele, Herr Schmidt, and the famous D’r Hans im Schnockeloch come into play, with their contrasting caracters and moods.

Mixed in a rather free way, and crafted in a traditional ABA form, the different tunes are presented one after another. We hear sometimes only the very first motif, and some others,  the complete melody with a short development. All tunes come together at the work’s end for a brilliant conclusion.

Destined to be played by a young band, this six minutes long suite works wonderful as concert closer or an encore. The music is overall lighthearted and fresh, and should be approached in the same manner.

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