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Telluric Dances (2005)

By Christos Hatzis

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Oboe and orchestra
Composed by Christos Hatzis (1953-). This edition: perfect bound, softcover. Study score. Published by Promethean Editions (PO.PE106).

Item Number: PO.PE106

ISBN 9790674521369. 305 x 220mm inches.

Influenced by Greek dance music, Christos Hatzis' concerto for oboe and orchestra Telluric Dances showcases virtuosic oboe writing through a blend of exotic and exciting orchestrations based on mediterranean and Eastern European dance forms. This publication reveals Hatzis' bold and often surprising approach to orchestral writing, which includes technically demanding oboe cadenza passages, improvised percussion and 'unconventional' orchestral devices, including some simple and affective staging directions for the soloist. Each of the three movements centres on a style of dance. Snake Dance is based on the chiftetelli, a common dance form originating from the Eastern Mediterranean; Eagle Dance, is a passacaglia based on a 9-beat rhythmic pattern known in Greece as a zeibekiko.

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