SYMPHONIC BAGATELLES

for symphony orchestra

Duration:

18 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

3 flutes (3rd doubles alto flute and piccolo); 3 oboes (3rd doubles English horn); 3 clarinets ( 3rd doubles bass clarinet); 3 bassoons (3rd doubles CBN); 4 horns; 3 trumpets, 3 trombones; tuba; harp; pno./cel.; timp. percussion (3); strings

Year Composed:  

2000

Movements:

Bagatelle no. 1 - Appasionato

Bagatelle no. 2 - Drammatico

Bagatelle no. 3 - Misterioso, Scherzando

Bagatelle no. 4 - Humoresque

Bagatelle no. 5 - Songnado, Rubato

Bagatelle no. 6 - Allegretto

Bagatelle no. 7 - Energico Furioso

Bagatelle no. 9 - Largamente, Maestoso

Bagatelle no. 10 - Largo Sostenuto

Program Notes:

While composing the piano version of Ten Bagatelles, and further, while practicing the completed work for performance, I realized the orchestral potential: the piece was asking to speak through a larger medium with more dramatic power, greater contrast of dynamics, a richer palette of colors, and simultaneous registers.

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Lior Navok, composer | contemporary music composer | new music composer