Beyond the Brass Gates: Concerto for Violin and Wind Ensemble
LKMP X511034/ HL 41917
Violin, Piano ReductionReduction from:2+Piccolo.2.3+E-flat Clarinet+Bass Clarinet+ContraBass Clarinet.2. AATB Saxophone Ensemble: 4.4.3+Bass Trombone.2 Euphonium.2: Percussion(6)
The brass section is formally isolated from the rest of the ensemble, playing "Gates" beyond which lie a series of seven "Realms" depicted by the solo violin, woodwinds, and percussion. This form owes a great deal to Pictures at an Exhibition and Bluebeard's Castle -- Mussorgsky's promenades and Bartok's keys become Brass Gates which open to display fantasy worlds, the variegated domains ruled by the solo violin.