The language of the Symphony for Winds & Percussion is pure Zaninelli - restless, tender, mysterious, muscular, gentle, and at all times captivating.
Genre: Wind Orchestra | # of Players: Standard
Level: 5 | Duration: 14:10
Solo Clarinet in Bb 1/2
Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2/3
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contralto Clarinet in Eb
Alto Saxophone in Eb 1
Alto Saxophone in Eb 2
Trumpet in Bb 1
Trumpet in Bb 2
Trumpet in Bb 3
Horn in F 1/2
Horn in F 3/4
Percussion 1 (chimes, bells)
Percussion 2 (xylophone, vibraphone)
Percussion 3 (tam-tam, crash cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle)
Percussion 4 (snare drum, bass drum)
The first movement of Zaninelli's Symphony for Winds & Percussion is remarkable for its conciseness and brevity. In a very short "space in time" he creates a true Sonata-Allegro movement. The language is pure Zaninelli - restless, tender, mysterious, muscular, gentle, and at all times captivating.
The second movement is a theme and variations. It begins with a theme presented by the solo flute. Three variations ensue - a sexy tango, a sensuous blues, and a rousing barn dance. There is a genuine purity to Zaninelli's feel for these diverse dance forms. One senses that he has an intimate knowledge of these idioms.