Sinfonietta, Op. 188

I. Allegro

II. Allegro molto

III. Larghetto

IV. Vivace

Joachim Raff

Born: May 27, 1822, Lachen, Switzerland

Died: June 24, 1882, Frankfurt, Germany

Composed: 1873

Duration: 25 minutes

The lack of evidence to the contrary seems to indicate that Raff himself coined the word Sinfonietta for his op.188 in F. It has since been commonly used for works such as this - "little" or "l...

 Courtly Dances from Gloriana, Op. 53a

Benjamin Britten

Born: November 22, 1913, Lowestoft, United Kingdom

Died: December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom

Composed: 1953

Original Instrumentation: Opera Orchestra

Arranged: 1995, Jan Bach

Duration: 10 minutes

Gloriana, Op. 53, Benjamin Britten’s sixth opera, was commissioned by Covent Garden, and “dedicated by gracious permission to Her Majest...

American Guernica

Adolphus Hailstork

Born: April 17, 1941, Rochester, New York

Composed: 1982

Duration: 7 minutes

University of Maryland Wind Ensemble

"Strike Up The Bands"

Friday, March 10, 2017, 8 pm

Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The University of Maryland at College Park

American Guernica was written in remembrance of the September 15, 1963 fire-bom...

Oiseaux Exotiques

Olivier Messiaen

Born December 10, 1908, in Avignon, France

Died April 27, 1992, in Paris, France

Instrumentation: Small Wind Ensemble and Solo Piano

Duration: 15 minutes

Composed: 1955-1956

Olivier Messiaen, Oiseaux Exotiques

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

“Listen to the birds! They are great teachers.” This pronouncemen...

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