Balkan Barn Dance
for winds, bass & percussion

Bruno Degazio
Composer
Bruno Degazio
Composition Date: 2018
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Band
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Programme Note:
Balkan Barn Dance is film score for an imaginary cartoon. The music tells a story, which I invite the audience to formulate in their own imagination as they listen to it.The title is a reference to Raymond Scott's "Egyptian Barn Dance", a light-hearted novelty jazz piece from one of the great composer-inventors of the 20th century. The direct musical relationship is slight, but I intend the title to suggest a light-hearted, even frivolous, mood in keeping with the way Scott's music was used in the classic Warner Brothers cartoons of the 1940s and '50s.Balkan Barn Dance has several interesting technical points of construction. First of all, it uses a Balkan dance rhythm in an uneven triple time, notated as 7/8. It combines this rhythm with an Eastern scale of highly chromatic character to produce melody and harmony. Lastly, the phrase structure was determined algorithmically according to a Schillinger style "interference pattern" of 7:4, which produces a series of unequal phrases. For example, the first few phrases starting at letter A, are 6 bars long, followed by phrases of 3 bars, 4 bars, and 5 bars and 2 bars duration. A similar irregularity pervades the rest of the piece and contributes to the narrative quality of the music.

Premiere Information:
Toronto
Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra
10 Feb 2018
Winds and Percussion of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra
Ron Royer, conductorCommissioned By: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1800 D317bal
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 11, 2018
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    59 Pages
    Height: 17 inches
    Width: 11 inches
    Parts page count: 106
    Parts
    106 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra
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