New product

Orpheus Music

Composer: Eccles - Lance

Instrumentation: Descant - Treble - Tenor - Bass

Period/genre: Australian Contemporary

Grade: Moderate

More details

$20.50 tax incl.

Add to wishlist

You must be logged

More info

*Contemporary Piece.* Lively, rhythmic and beguiling set of Polish style dances.

_Score 8 pp. Parts 3 pp._

  • Reviews
  • Lances Eccles, Polska for SATB Recorders, OMP139

    Here is another collection of pieces by Lance Eccles - this time we have three lively dances with a Polish theme. The set begins with a 'brisk' Mazurka with very straight-forward rhythms in all the parts. This is followed by a 'measured' Polonaise which seems to open with more than a passing reference to La Follia before reaching a sudden shift in tonality. My favourite piece of the three is the final Polka Grotesque which sounds quite menacing and would probably be good for a horror movie! 

    These short dances are all in a minor key but with many unexpected harmonic twists. On the whole, they are not very difficult: rhythmically there are very few surprises so the players can turn their attention to some of the slightly tricky fingerings which crop up here and there. they are a little bit 'different' and fun to play.

    It might have been nice to have a few words of background information to the pieces but the music is clearly printed and maybe the music can speak for itself.

    Sheila Richards, The Recorder Magazine, Autumn 2006.  

    30 other products in the same category: