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Hans Abrahamsen

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Zwei Schneetänze (1985),
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1985
Duration
4 Minutes
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
vn, vc, fl, cl
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Hans Abrahamsen Zwei Schneetänze (1985),
Written for a summer youth festival in Austria, this work for four musicians playing recorders of various sizes is another example of Abrahamsen's depictions of snow in his oeuvre – here achieved through a falling movement in the melody and soft sounds evoking the happy land of childhood. The composer wrote the work having in mind fragments of Winnie the Pooh (“the more its snows (tiddly pom)/the more it goes (tiddly pom) /on snowing”) – the rhythm of the sentences is reflected in the melodic legato line in the first dance. In the second dance, the tempo (im Tempo eines Ländlers) alludes to the site of the work’s premiere. In 1985, a version for flute, clarinet, violin and cello was also written.

  • Ensemble
    Wood'n'flutes
    Soloist(s)
    Gertie Johnsson, Vicki Boeckman, Pia Brinch Jensen, Karina Agerbo
    Dacapo:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 19 FEB 2014
    Erlangen Theater- und Konzertverein, Erlangen, Germany
    Ensemble Recherche
  • 19 MAR 2012
    Bulgarian March Music Days
    Ruse, Bulgaria
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