for wind orchestra
1. Follia – La Folia
by Alberto Secondo Gallo
These Asymmetrical Dances are a collection of three short pieces for concert band (degree of difficulty 4), with a tonal and discursive musical language. The work is intended for the study of asymmetrical times, and can therefore be particularly useful for conducting students.
Asymmetrical times (5/8, 7/8, 10/8, etc.) are metric indications consisting of combinations of beats of two and three eighth notes. It should be remembered that in these rhythmic situations the quaver always maintains the same duration, therefore the movement with three eighth notes is really a quaver longer, and must not become a triplet.
The presence of many optional instruments allows the Dances to be played even with small instrumental groups, thanks to the replacements provided in the strumentation. The total duration of the pieces is included in nine minutes about.
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