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Benjamin Britten

The Young Person's Guide to Orchestra Opus 34



  • Instrumentation: Orchestra
  • Material: Study ScoreSheet music
  • Publisher:
    Boosey & Hawkes
Glossary
  • Item #:
    BOOSE01929
  • Collection: Hawkes Pocket Scores
  • Opus: Opus 34
  • Duration: 17 min
  • Misc. Information: Scoring : 2.picc.2.2.2-4.2.3.1-timp.perc(3):gong/xyl/cyms/tgl/cast/tpl.bl/ whip/BD/SD/tamb-harp-strings

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    This familiar standard hardly needs explanation, having become, along with Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf, one of the classic introductions to the sound of the orchestra for young people. In addition to its instructive function, The Young Persons Guide is an effervescent and superbly crafted work, one of Brittens most significant tributes to Purcell. It is a showpiece that puts each section of the orchestra through its paces, and the crowning reappearance of the Purcell theme (taken from the incidental music to Abdelazer) at the height of the fugue is surely one of the great moments in 20th-century music



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