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For brass septet: E-flat Cornet, two B-flat Cornets, Alto Horn, Tenor Horn, Euphonium and Tuba.
Flex Tango (Mvt. 2) is also available with flexible scoring for five wind parts. Wind ensembles may choose this option to give their players more chamber performance opportunities. A version for full winds will be available in 2022.
The movements are:
1. Masque regal (2’45”): A courtly processional.
2. Flex Tango (2’20”): Hypnotic and beguiling.
3. Waltz memoir (3’50”): Beautiful melodies with hints of nostalgia.
4. Gigue Percy (3’15”): Brisk 6/8, inspired by Percy Grainger.
5: Intermezzo (2’15”): Poignant, stately tune in 3/4.
6. Circus Galop (2’45”): An animated romp.
View score: Mvt. 1: Masque regal
View score: Mvt. 2: Flex Tango
View score: Mvt. 3: Waltz memoir
View score: Mvt. 4: Gigue Percy
View score: Mvt. 5: Intermezzo
View score: Mvt. 6: Circus Galop
The Suite of Vintage Dances was composed for the Minnesota-based professional brass septet, Ameriikan Poijat in honor of their thirtieth anniversary season. The work is scored for a Finnish style brass band: E-flat Cornet, two B-flat Cornets, Alto Horn, Tenor Horn, Euphonium and Tuba. The premiere was originally to have occurred during the Vintage Band Festival in Northfield, Minnesota in the summer of 2021, but was delayed until November.
The suite consists of six movements based on traditional dance forms, and my intent was for the music to discover modern and unique elaborations on the basic rhythmic and other stylistic qualities of each dance.
The creation of this composition was supported through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC). SEMAC activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.