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By Menno Bosgra

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Fanfare band - Grade 3
Composed by Menno Bosgra. Hymne - Choral. Score and set of parts. Duration 6 minutes, 1 second. Published by Beriato Music (BT.0709-2-382).

Item Number: BT.0709-2-382

Romanza was written as a ballad for the composer's wife. The initial theme is introduced in the first two bars, with a descending woodwind line. Following this the chorale-like theme returns in the cor anglais and horn. The theme is then repeated, but this time in a close harmony setting in a minor key. Then comes the second theme, which is extremely melodious. All the sections of the band complement each other in rendering this theme in its entirety. This second theme launches a development that ultimately reaches a climax based on the last four bars of the first theme, after which the theme returns once more, though this time as a solemn chorale by the brass. The finale of the work is a variant of the beginning, thus completing the circle.

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