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Sheet Music: Score

Chaconne : for wind orchestra / Simon Reade.

by Simon Reade (2007)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, double bass, harp/piano, timpani, percussion (3 players).
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    Performance by Hobart Wind Symphony, Simon Reade from the CD Tasmania


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This work, as the title suggests is in the form of a chaconne. I wanted to convey in this work a sense of motion, undermined by the static nature of the basic material. The piece begins with a bleak chordal theme stated by the trombones and percussion, and develops through repetition and variation across five distinct variations. My intention was to draw the listener on an increasingly frantic ride through the piece, before suddenly returning to the theme alone, starkly unaltered and unresolved - as if the piece had never occurred.

The band version of Chaconne was revised as part of the composition of Variations, an extended work for wind band based on Chaconne. This separate version was completed in 2007 for a recording project funded by Arts Tasmania of my own compositions and arrangements for Wind Band. It was composed for and is dedicated to the Hobart Wind Symphony.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (28p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 6 mins

Commission info: Composed for the Hobart Wind Symphony (then called the Hobart City Concert Band) for a recording project funded by Arts Tasmania of the compositions and arrangements of Simon Reade. This work was specially written for the project.

First performance by Hobart Wind Symphony — 23 Nov 07. Town Hall, Hobart TAS.

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2010.

ISMN: 979-0-720111-00-1

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