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Bochmann, Christopher: Dances 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    "Dances" (2013) was written to commemorate 40 years since the foundation of the Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil (Lisbon Youth Orchestra). As its title suggests, it is a sequence of dances, in a fairly broad sense – they are not dances with any pre-established rhythmic pattern but rather moments that try to capture the spirit of dance, by contrast with a more argued musical discourse. Of the four dances, the first three are overlapped which makes for less clear definition; the fourth, however, is clearly demarked. The opening gesture is repeated at the end, and functions a bit like inverted commas for the presentation of the four dances.

    Christopher Bochmann

    First Performance: 18/11/2013; Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil, conducted by Christopher Bochmann.

    Also performed with the Orquestra Sinfónica do Teatro Nacional Cláudio Santoro, Brasília, Brazil, 29 / 09 / 2017; and on an orchestral course in Aveiro, Portugal, 20/07/2019.

  • Technical specs: 

    Notes to instrumentation – strings section: 1st violins – divisi a 4; 2nd violins – divisi a 4; violas – divisi a 4; cellos – divisi a 2; double basses – without divisi.

    Ideally the parts shouldn't be played by individual performers, although it's also possible.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
50
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Bass
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
2
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Temple Blocks
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
16
Viola
8
Cello
4
Double Bass
2
5-string
5-string

 

 

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