Title Balkan Dances by Hans Tobel
Instrumentation Sextet: 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, 2 Bassoons
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About the Work

Dutch composer Hans Tobel's (1966-) Balkan Dances (Op.18) was composed in 2009 for a small wind ensemble of 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons which the composer was conducting at the time.

It was inspired by the melodious and rhythmical music from the Balkan region (Romania, former Yugoslavia, Albania). The first movement is a fast 5/8 in which the division in 2-3 and 3-2 appear simultaneously, which makes it rather more difficult to play than it looks. The second movement is a slow, dreamy canonic piece in 11/8 on a ostinato bass. The last movement a fast dance.

Catalog Info #ALEA1083
Score: 14 pages, spiral bound
Parts: 4 pages, booklet