Woodwind Ensemble Bass Clarinet,E-Flat Clarinet - Level 2 - Digital Download
Composed by Jeno Hubay. Arranged by Phil Beaman. Romantic Period,Standards. 17 pages. Phil Beaman #5017453. Published by Phil Beaman (A0.844681).
Maggiolata is the Italian name of an ancient Spring Festival celebrated on May 1st, hence the subtitle Song of May. Jeno Hubay, Head of the Violin Dept at the Budapest Academy of Music, wrote this piece to be as light and celebratory as a perfect spring day. My arrangement abridges and slightly simplifies this classical standard which was originally written for Viola and Piano. I reduced it from 6 1/2 minutes to 2 1/2 minutes by focusing on the recapitulation of the main theme but also included opening and closing cadenzas.
I have scored it for a Clarinet Octet; 1 Bb Clarinet solo, accompanied by 4 Bb Clarinet parts, 2 Eb Alto Clarinet parts, and 1 Bb Bass Clarinet part. The Soloist has the melody throughout. The other Clarinets and Alto Clarinets have occasional countermelody, but mostly pulse ensemble rich chords while the Bass Clarinet sits on pedal tones. Overall, it creates a rich, balanced Clarinet ensemble sound which utilizes the full range of the instrument. Fairly easy, but sounds more advanced with its full chords and the dramatic interpretation markings I have added.
9 page score, 1 page parts; 17 pages total
5 minutes with repeat
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