|Title||Balkan Dances by Hans Tobel|
|Instrumentation||Sextet: 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, 2 Bassoons|
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.
Score: 14 pages, spiral bound
Parts: 4 pages, booklet