Fast Walk

Version for Orchestra

Daniel Dorff

Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Duration: 3:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

FAST WALK was composed in 1989 originally for 3 Bb Clarinets and Bass Clarinet, for the quartet Clarinessence in which I played bass clarinet. The music popped out all at once one day while I was composing my Concerto for Contrabassoon. Soon after, I made versions for SATB Saxophone Quartet, and for Orchestra, and for 3 Bassoons and Contrabassoon. The orchestra version was broadcast on the 1994 MENC "World's Largest Concert" to an estimated 8 million viewers, and it was also included in the San Antonio Symphony's 2002-03 season of educational concerts for which they received ASCAP's Adventuresome Programming Award. The saxophone version has been recorded by the Tokyo-based Harmo Saxophone Quartet and has been performed hundreds of times as an encore by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and by the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet.

Scores & Parts

Fast Walk - Full Score - Study
Fast Walk - Full Score - Large

Additional Information

Composition Date 1989, 1990 Orchestral version
Orchestration 2 2 3(B.Cl.) 2 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 0; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
Premiere Orchestral Version: 30 October 1991 (Orlando, Florida). The University of Central Florida Symphony Orchestra, , John C. Whitney conducting.

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