Slavic Scherzo (Furiant)
Carl Fischer Performance Series
Score and Part(s)Performing Ensemble
: Concert BandInstrumentation
: Flute I, Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet III, Flute II, Oboe, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone I, Tenor Saxophone II, Tenor Saxophone, Tenor I, Alto Clarinet, Horn I, Trumpet III, Percussion II, Trumpet I, Horn II, Tenor II, BaItem Number:
CPS66Number of Pages:
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Inspired by the Slavonic Dances of Czech master Antonin Dvorák, Joseph Compello has written his own Furiant, a Bohemian dance, usually in triple meter with frequently shifting accents. This dazzling little original piece makes much of the contrast between 6/8 and 3/4. This variety of rhythmic pulse gives the piece tremendous energy and momentum. Slavic Scherzo is a selection that will energize the band and delight the audience in equal measure.