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flint

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Sept Petits Humoresques (pour quatour de cor anglais)
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:23:40 PM »
Hi folks,

I finally got the file from my recent premiere performance of this work, so I thought I'd post it.

Performance notes:
A humoresque is a musical work that evokes a humorous mood or effect, typically in the form or musical structure of a dance.

Sept Petits Humoresques ("seven little humoresques") was inspired both by a previous successful work by the composer for a quartet of like instruments, and the coincidental purchase of a Cor Anglais (referred to in the U.S. as an English Horn) by the composer for his own use.

The seven movements range from the overtly comical (Burlesque), the mockingly serious (the three Valses), the overly dramatic (Tango), and the tenderly ironic (Sicilienne), with the final Galop reprising them all.

The English Horn quartet is an unique ensemble with no other literature known in the repertoire. Of particular interest in today's performance will be the rarely heard Bass Oboe, the largest member of the oboe family, joining the ensemble for the fifth humoresque (Sicilienne).

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Links to the performance files:

I. Burlesque
II. Petite valse
III. Tango
IV. Plus petite valse
V. Sicilienne
VI. La Plus petite valse
VII. Galop

The performance went fairly well, though everyone in the ensembleh had reed issues due to a sudden weather change the day prior to the performance (mostly noticeable in the first 3 movements). We have a follow up performance in July which should net a better recording.
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Re: Sept Petits Humoresques (por quator de cor anglais)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 12:52:40 PM »


The performance went fairly well, though everyone in the ensembleh had reed issues due to a sudden weather change the day prior to the performance (mostly noticeable in the first 3 movements).


The double reed players lament~!   :'(

I know it all too well~!

There is no such thing as a good reed only the best of the worse.

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Re: Sept Petits Humoresques (pour quatuor de cor anglais)
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 09:34:09 AM »
I've already told you how much I admired this piece, and am glad to see you posting it here.
(P.S. "pour" and "quatuor" in the thread title)
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Re: Sept Petits Humoresques (pour quatour de cor anglais)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 07:50:50 AM »
I liked these when they were originally posted. Its nice to hear a live performance (even with the reed issues  :().
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