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Ballade , Pastorale and Dance

Flute, Horn and Piano

By Eric Ewazen

Flute, Horn, Chamber Music, Flute, Horn - Grade 5
Flute, Horn and Piano. Composed by Eric Ewazen. Mixed Instruments - Woodwind And Brass Ensemble. Southern Music. 20th Century. Set of performance parts. 91 pages. Southern Music Company #SU446. Published by Southern Music Company (HL.3776364).

Item Number: HL.3776364

ISBN 9781581062977. 9x12 inches.

'Ballade, Pastorale and Dance' was composed in the winter of 1992-1993. It was commissioned by and is dedicated to David Wakefield and Barli Nugent, who premiered the work at Aspen in July of 1993. The combination of flute, horn and piano produces a chamber music ensemble with wonderful possibilities in terms of contrasting colors and textures, resulting in a kaliedoscopic wolrd of alternating moods and dynamics. The first movement begins ominously and mysteriously, but quickly turns frenetic and wild with spinning flute flourishes percussive horn gestures and dramaticpiano chords. The second movement, somposed during the winter holidays, has a gentle impressionistic feel. Long, beautiful and personal songs are sung by both the horn and flute. The final movement, with its lively dance rhythms, brings the piece to an exhilarating conclusion.

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  • 5

    Maria Reeves
    Berkeley, CA
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  • August 28, 2008 This is a true gem!

    It is such a pleasure to encounter a piece so recently written (2002), by a composer who, after studying with so many modern, atonal composers, seems to have decided to write something beautiful anyway. I don't know what else Eric Ewazen has written, but look forward to finding his...

    chamber works (anything that includes piano!) wherever I can. All three movements are gratifying on so many levels; Ewazen clearly understands the emotive power of harmony, melodic line and rhythm--the three primary elements of any good piece of music, some or all of which have been absent in most of the works of the late 20th century.

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  • 5

    Jamie M.
    Kansas City, MO
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  • December 14, 2005 Gorgeous!

    What a beautiful and challenging piece of music. Simply gorgeous! Reminds me of Mr. Ewazen's wind quintet.

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