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Scene with Cranes / Kurkikohtaus op 44/2

By Jean Sibelius

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2 clarinets, timpani & strings
Composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Parts (2 clarinets, timpani and strings). Published by Fennica Gehrman (FG.55011-035-9).

Item Number: FG.55011-035-9

ISBN 979-0-55011-035-9.

This beautiful work for 2 clarinets, timpani and strings was written for Arvid Jarnefelt's play 'Kuolema" (The Death). The play became notable for its incidental music: a group of six compositions created by the author's brother-in-law, Jean Sibelius. The most famous selection is the opening number, Valse triste. In 1906 Sibelius revised Nos. 3 and 4 from the incidental music and combined them under the title "Scene with Cranes". In the play a flock of cranes flies overhead at that point, one of which separates from the group, carrying an infant to a young couple.

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