Ghouls Gigue from Three Dances for Halloween

SM-000220469
Composer
Nick Raspa
Publisher
Nick Raspa
Genre
Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation
Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Cor anglais, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Contrabassoon, Bass Clarinet
Scored for
Symphonic orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Key
D minor
Duration
1'0"
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2011

Description
In keeping with the Halloween theme, Ghouls Gigue is the third dance in the set of "Three Dances for Halloween".

Ghouls are defined as monsters that deal in the seriously macabre and are un-dead. Well undead is certainly the theme of these dances, however, my interpretation of Ghouls, in keeping with the tongue-in-cheek theme of these dances, is the mischievous version, wreaking havoc wherever they go. They are certainly not pleasant, but they are creatures that enjoy the process of wreaking havoc more than the havoc itself. These guys just dance about making mischief as they dance without missing a beat. I used tone centricity in this dance as I did in Spooky Waltz to achieve a delicate balance between tonality and atonality giving this lively piece an "other worldly" feel as the lines move back and forth on either side of tonality.
The score and a full set of parts are included.

Upload date: 30 Jan 2015
Sheet music file
45.00 USD
PDF, 2.88 Mb (60 p.)
 

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