Notes on Major Compositions listed by composer
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Paganini, Niccolo 'Violin Concerto' Op 6 No 1
Panula (PAH noo la) 'Adagio and Allegro for Saxophone'
Contemporary work by Finnish composer Jorma (YOR' mah) Panula. Written in
1956 for viola and piano, he arranged the work for saxophone and string
orchestra in 1982.
A work by Estonian composer Arvo Part (PAIRt) should be a must with
anyone interested in contemporary religious music. This piece features a
setting of the 'Credo' in an arrangement for strings and is in the style
of Palestrina and Josquin. There is an available recording on CHANDOS by
the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Neeme Jarvi. (CHAN 9134)
Born in Philadelphia in 1915. The Introit for strings is his opus 96. It
was composed for the Kansas City Youth Symohony. It is a quiet and
introspective work that explores the sonorities and textures of the String
One of the five Piano Concertos of Poulenc. The Aubade is the 2nd and is a
concerto choregraphic, a 1929 ballet commission premiered in Paris June 18,
1929, with choreography by Bronislava Nijinska. Some months later with new
choreography by George Balanchine.
Poulenc 'Organ' Concerto in g
One of his most serious works, it was finished in August of 1918 on a
commission from Princesse Edmond de Polignac to whom it is dedicated.
Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in d
for flute and piano'
Poulenc dedicated this flute sonata to the memory of Elizabeth Sprague
Coolidge, (born 30 OCT 1864) the American music patroness who died in
1953. FP in Strasbourg
Originally written for piano, you can hear in the orchestration the haste
of Paris traffic, the charm of hidden parks and gardens, some late night
revellers inebreated by too musch indulgence and rhythms of an 18th
century dance to end the suite. It was arranged by tuba player John
Jenkins for the Equale Brass Ensemble on their Nimbus CD NI 5004.
Purcell, Henry (1659-1695) One of the greatest early English
composers. He was the Chapel Royal composer, organist and singer. He wrote
extensively for the stage, the church and for popular entertainment. He
died in 1695 just after composing the funeral music for Queen Mary. (kuat
C3340 Tr 13-21)