Danse Diabolique (Concert Band - Grade 4 - Score and Parts). Composed by Joseph Hellmesberger (1828-1893). Arranged by Tohru Takahashi. For Concert Band. De Haske Concert Band. Grade 4. De Haske Publications #1033496010. Published by De Haske Publications (HL.44002423).
The composer, Joseph Hellmesberger, lived in the second half of the 19th century and composed light music and operetta. Included in his output were a variety of dances such as Danse Diabolique, an exciting piece with an energetic waltz at its heart. The use of the Phrygian mode (D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb-C) engenders a devil-like atmosphere and adds spice to the composition.