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Concert Band - Grade 6
-1949. Composed by Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981). Arranged by Martin Koekelkoren. Arrangements of Classical Compositions. Classic Arrangement. Recorded on Wind-Harp (ML.311010720). Full set. Duration 10 minutes, 24 seconds. Molenaar Edition #011879100. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.011879100).

Item Number: ML.011879100

The original 16th century Ricercare was actually a vocal work without words. Instrumental music is in search of its independence: the content was so to say a musical invocation. The Ricercare in this case is an invocation of the various themes - seemingly contradictory - yet forming a symphonic unity, which is attained by their contrast and their dialogue in counterpoint. One of these themes is formed by the tones B - A - C - H (B = German for B-flat; H = German for B-natural). This Ricercare has nothing to do with the old Motet character.

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