MENU
Two Bagatelles Flexible 8 Parts

Two Bagatelles
Flexible 8 Parts

  • Composer: Matsushita, Tomohito
  • Grade: 3
  • Duration: 4:20
  • Genre: Flexible
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: FLMS-87065


7,000YEN

Bagatelle means a simple event. It also means a short, light piece of music. Beethoven used this form for piano.

I usually base my compositions on a story or a motif, but not this time.

The original was scored as an octet for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, 3 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, and Contra Bass. However, wishing it to be more accessible I adapted it to flexible instrumentation.

The first movement is in 6/8 time and has a beautiful melody with harmony developing into various colors.

The second movement is in 2/4 time with brisk feel. The harmony has a humorous atmosphere created by half step movements.
Please enjoy these two contrasting styles.

Instrumentation

 
Part 1
Flute
Part 2
Oboe
Clarinet in Bb
Soprano Saxophone in Bb
Part 3
(A)
Bassoon
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb

(B)
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Horn in F
Euphonium

 
Part 4
Clarinet in Bb
Soprano Saxophone in Bb
Oboe
Part 5
Clarinet in Bb
Trumpet in Bb
Alto Saxophone in Eb
Part 6
Clarinet in Bb
Alto Saxophone in Eb
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Horn in F

 
Part 7
(A)
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Euphonium
Bassoon

(B)
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Euphonium
Bassoon
Trombone
Part 8
String Bass
Bassoon
Tuba
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb