WIGS & GILT (Gr.2.5)
25 90 $25.00 - $90.00
TWO BAROQUE DANCES
For Concert Band
Duration Approximately 3:15
FULL SCORE / 1 1 1 2 (+Bass) Alto, Tenor, Bari / 2 1 1 1 1 / Timp Perc (3)
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687) was an Italian-born French composer, guitarist, violinist, and dancer who is considered a master of the French Baroque music style. He spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France and became a French subject in 1661. Lully's music was written during the Middle Baroque period, and is known for its power and liveliness in its fast movements. The influence of his music produced a radical revolution in the style of the dances of the court itself. In the place of the slow and stately movements which had prevailed until then, he introduced lively ballets of rapid rhythm, often based on well-known dance types such as allemandes, courantes, sarabandes, and gigues.
WIGS & GILT is composed in the style of Jean-Baptiste Lully, and scored for concert band. While the piece is a grade 2.5, several (optional) advanced parts are included for clarinet and horn. The allemande and gigue bookend the traditional baroque dance suite, with contrasting meters and tempi.