Kenneth Hesketh: Masque (Score And Parts)

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Publisher: Faber Music
Composer: Kenneth Hesketh
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
A Masque (short for Masquerade) has been defined by Historians as 'A revel in which Mummers or masked folk come with torches blazing into the festive hall and call upon the company to dance and dice'. The chaos of this dramatic dance is depicted in this Masque by Hesketh. The main theme is bravura and is often present, in the background. The form of the piece is a simple scherzo-trio-scherzo. Colourful scoring (upper wind solos, trumpet and horn solos alternating with full bodied tuttis) with a dash of wildness may tease both player and listener to let their hair down a little! 'Masque' has been transcribed for wind band by Kenneth Hesketh from his Scherzo for Orchestra, commissioned by the National Children's Orchestra in 1987.
ISBN: 9780571565009
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 15 March 2001
Language: English
Catalogue No: 057156500X

        Musicroom Reviews

        A great piece. Good as a concert opener or encore. Tricky inside woodwind parts for a community band but playable nontheless with the right amount of rehearsal. Challenging Trumpet solo and super low brass motifs.
        Anonymous - (Welling, United Kingdom)

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