Richard Lambert: Humoresque

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Catalogue No: FTNFM517
Composer: Richard Lambert
Format: Sheet Music | Score and Parts
Completed in January 2009, this short tour de force for the 'clown of the orchestra' exploits the humorous nature of the instrument, whilst exploring its full range. Structured in a simple ternary form, the outer sections are highly chromatic (loosely centred around the note B flat, but eschewing a sense of key) and there are many changes of time signature, giving it highly rhythmic energy. The brief central section is more reflective and is a free development of a motif heard in bars 30 to 35: a semiquaver 'theme' is subjected serially to four variations in a quasi-waltz style, employing this time a consistent 3/4 time signature. The sections are joined with a hesitant quaver figure, which is first heard in bar 19.
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 01 December 2015
Language: English
Publisher: Forton Music
 
     

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