Serenade No.1 H 217 (Study Score)

Martinu, Bohuslav

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Martinu Serenade No.1 H 217 (Study Score)

Unusual instrumentations were by no means the exception in the chamber music works of Bohuslav Martinu, most notably the works he wrote in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s being characterised by his experimentation with sound and form.  It is from this period that four short serenades also originate, of which the Serenade No.1 was composed in 1932.  The serenades were published by the Prague publishing house of Melantrich in 1949.

Although the study score of the Serenade No.1 was published while the composer was still alive, he was in fact not involved in preparing this edition; indeed, the performance material also appeared in print without his participation in 1954.  It was therefore decided to use the autograph score as the principal source for this edition.

- Scored for Clarinet (in B-flat), Horn, 1. Violin, 2. Violin, 3. Violin, Viola

- First Urtext edition

- Based on The Bohuslav Martinu Complete Edition IV/4/1 (Chamber Music for 6–9 Instruments I)

- Preface of the editor Jitka Zichová (Cz/Eng/Ger)

- Parts (BA11541) and study score (TP441) available for sale

Zichová, Jitka
TP441
9790260109247
Baerenreiter UK

Additional Information

20th Century
Chamber Ensemble