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Dansflitsen voor Orkest (arrangement for 2 piano’s)

By Sem Dresden

Chamber music
Two pianos (2pf)
14 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/014
published score
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Arrangement of ‘Dance flashes’ for orchestra (published by Donemus)

Intrada Alla polacca (Allegro ma non troppo)
Siciliano (Poco moderato)
Tempo di valse (Allegro)
Passamezzo (Moderato)
Menuetto (Allegretto, con grazia)
Marcia funebre (Moderato molto)
Alla tarantella (Molto allegro)

Commissioned by the Johan Wagenaar Stichting

About Sem Dresden

Sem Dresden

Despite his German-oriented teachers, Sem Dresden felt attracted early on to modern French music. He developed his own refined and sober style, composing his entire life. Dresden was of pivotal importance to Dutch musical life, working as a choral conductor and director of the conservatories in Amsterdam and The Hague. His legendary composition classes had a major impact during the interwar period.

by Geert van den Dungen