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Serenade in A Major


Serenade in A Major

Product Number: 8653*

Composer: Adams, Byron

Sku Product Name Price Qty
8653 Serenade in A Major (Complete Orchestral Set)
8653A Serenade in A Major (Additional Orchestra Score)
8653B_Fl Serenade in A Major (Flute Replacement Pt)
8653B_Clar Serenade in A Major (Clarinet Replacement Pt)
8653B_Bsn Serenade in A Major (Bassoon Replacement Pt)
8653B_Hn Serenade in A Major (Horn Replacement Pt)
8653B_Vn1 Serenade in A Major (Violin I Replacement Pt)
8653B_Vn2 Serenade in A Major (Violin II Replacement Pt)
8653B_Va Serenade in A Major (Viola Replacement Pt)
8653B_Vc Serenade in A Major (Cello Replacement Pt)
8653B_Bs Serenade in A Major (Bass Replacement Pt)


For many years, I wanted to compose an homage to the great Czech-American composer Karel Husa (b. 1921), who was my composition teacher at Cornell University. The confluence of a commission from Mark Mandarano for the Sinfonietta of Riverdale and Professor Husa’s ninetieth birthday in 2011 provided the key that unlocked the portal to sustained invention. I have sought to honor Husa by paying an affectionate tribute to his music in particular and Czech music in general. To make my aim explicit, I have quoted two traditional Czech songs that Husa has used in his own music, as well as the opening bars of Smetana’s Má vlast. Finally, I sought to craft a score filled with lyricism, charm, and gentle wit, but leavened by an occasional touch of melancholy. -Byron Adams
Duration: 22:00

Additional Information

SKU (Product number) 8653*
Available Editions Chamber Version
Composer/Arranger Adams, Byron
Voicing & Instruments Small Orchestra
Instrumentation Small Orchestra (Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Strings 6-6-6-4-2)
Difficulty Medium
Historical Period 21st Century
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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