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Upper-Hessian Country Dances

By Ottmar Gerster

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Concert band - Grade 3
Composed by Ottmar Gerster. Arranged by Norbert Studnitzky. This edition: SHS 1002-10. Orchestra Music. Schott Harmonie Serie (Concert Band). Condensed score. 38 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Published by Schott Music (SD.49012037).

Item Number: SD.49012037

ISBN 9790001100694.

These four entertaining movements originated in the Thirties. They are an example of popular original compositions of high quality. The work was originally written for small orchestra. Norbert Studnitzky has arranged this series of dances for wind band and at the same time also retained longer chamber music pasages as in the original work.Thus here we have a work for wind band which on the one hand is suitable for developing a musical sense of humour in a playful way and which can also be performed on stage with a group of folk dancers.Ottmar Gerster studied in Frankfurt/main and then taught composition an several colleges of music in Leipzig. his music aims to be accesible to all listeners, even when he uses advanced composition techniques.

  • Fairly slow 
  • A rather clumsy waltz time 
  • Rather measured 
  • The Wetzlar Ox-festival March 
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