Feast At The Italian Center (A)
About this work:
"A Feast At The Italian Center" is the fourth movement of "Suite Poughkeepsie," composed to mark that city's bicentennial in 1999. The movements are intended as evocations of characteristic local scenes, impressions of my own experiences growing up there, things which will be familiar to its present inhabitants.
The tarantella which constitutes A Feast at The Italian Center is a veritable perpetual motion in which the theme, simply stated by the solo violin, is tossed around the entire orchestra. Anyone who has attended the Italian Center's functions, either privately or in one of their public festivals, will recognize the good cheer that is always present. Performed here by SEATTLEMUSIC, Joel Eric Suben, conductor.
Year composed: 1998
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Standard Orchestra
Instrumentation: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (General), 1 Piano, 1 Celesta, 22 Violin, 8 Viola, 8 Cello, 6 Double bass, 1 Harp
Instrumentation notes: The concertmaster should stand when performing this movement.