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40890 SYMPHONY XI NO. 2: Andante 2nd mvt., Presto 3rd mvt.

Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Joseph (Arr. Meckler, Jennifer) Score
mp3 audio
Category: String Orchestra
Grade: Medium
Duration: 4:00
Instrumentation: str=8.8.5.5.5
Description: The Guadeloupean Creole composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), led a remarkable life as not only a prolific composer but also a virtuoso violinist, music director, and conductor of a prominent Parisian symphony orchestra, military officer, and fencing champion. This arrangement of Symphony Op. 11, No. 2 includes movements II (Andante) and III (Presto). The two movements are to be performed attacca, with no pause in between. The Andante movement features a lyrical melody that is first heard in the violins and then echoed by the violas, cellos, and basses. This music was originally used as part of the overture to Bologne's only surviving opera, L'Amant Anonyme. The 1st violin part requires shifting as high as III position, and fingering suggestions are included. The 2nd violin part is active and requires strong players; however, there is no shifting involved. Both movements should use tapered phrasing and light, clean, off-the-string bow strokes. The cello part includes a number of viola cues that could be helpful if there is a smaller viola section in the ensemble.

Item QtyPrice
Set (Includes Strings 8·8·5·5·5)
$55.00
Part
$3.00
Extra Score
$11.00

 

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