Sagittarius
concerto grosso no. 1 for brass quintet and orchestra

Malcolm Forsyth
Composition Date: 1975
Revision Date: 1975
Duration: 00:16:15
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Orchestra with Multiple Soloists, Mixed Brass Without Keyboard

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 2 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Malcolm Forsyth

Saggitarius: Concerto grosso No. 1, 1975

Commissioned by: Banff Centre for the Canadian Brass

Premiered by: Canadian Brass, Banff Summer Festival of the Arts, August 1975

“Unusual in featuring a brass quintet as a concertante group with orchestra, the work exploits all five players as full-fledged soloists in addition to many passages for the unaccompanied ensemble and also with the orchestra to enliven the texture. An extrovert piece in an accessible style, the title derives from the sporty, outdoor mood of the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius.”


Premiere Information:
Premiere: Aug. 16, 1975, The Canadian Brass and The Canadian Chamber Orchestra, Mario Bernardi, cond.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1435 F735sa
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Orchestra with Multiple Soloists, Mixed Brass Without Keyboard
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 16, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([3], 111 p.) ;
    114 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Parts page count: 60
    6 parts ([60] p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Solo brass quintet/2(picc)222/2000/timp, perc/strings.
    Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Banff Summer Arts Festival 1975 for The Canadian Brass with The Canadian Chamber Orchestra.
    Duration: ca. 17:00
    Rental parts available from Counterpoint Music Library Services.
    I. Semplicamente: allegro con brio -- II. Andante ben ritmico -- III. Rondo (scherzo and waltz): leggierissimo.
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