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Winter Dancesfor Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Carroll, Fergal

November, December, January.

A work to make new friends for wind music with its ravishing orchestration, rhythmical nuance and vibrant, lucid textures. Carroll’s keen ear for sonority, stylish elegance and quality of ideas are a breath of fresh air. December, lyrically reflective with gentle seasonal hints, is flanked by faster movements, tingling with buoyant excitement that never overplays its hand. This is a winter of sparkling enchantment, not hibernation. A delight.

Grade AB 4-5 US 3

8 - 9 minutes


Set and Score

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CD Mark 7221-MCD (Birmingham Symph. Winds/Reynish)
CD Klavier K11165 (Philharmonia a Vent/Boyd)


Score preview


Winter Dances move 1 Carroll

Winter Dances move 2 Carroll

Winter Dances move 3 Carroll

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