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By Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov

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Concert Band - Grade 5
Composed by Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935). Arranged by John R. Bourgeois. Concert Band Grade 4 & Up. Bourgeois. An exotic and colorful Turkish fabric in music. Concert Band. Score and parts. Wingert-Jones Publications #3018771. Published by Wingert-Jones Publications (WJ.3018771).

Item Number: WJ.3018771

9 x 12 inches.

Pursuing his interest in the Turkish peoples, the composer created this work for orchestra in 1930. It is a richly melodic suite notable for its characteristically oriental turns of phrase. This work is presented in four movements: Caravan, which depicts a steady journey over rolling sand dunes; At Rest, alternately tranquil and spirited; Night, serene in nature with a slight touch of mystery; and Festival, a dance-like finale with unyielding exuberance. All the movements use material from folk music of the region combined with a wonderful pallet of wind-instrumental colors. An exotic and colorful Turkish fabric in music.

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