Includes score and parts. Duration: 22 min
Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet (A and B-Flat), Bassoon, Horn in F, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass
|Voicing & Instruments||Nine Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Strings|
|Historical Period||21st Century|
|Additional Choral & Vocal Filters||Multi-Movement/Large Choral Work|
|Recording Credits||Click here to purchase the recording.|
|Publisher||E. C. Schirmer Music Company|
...a lovely and mellifluous work that charms the listener from its onset with its lyrical lines and rich harmonies...If you don’t think you’re into contemporary music, give this exquisitely beautiful work an audition.
…I was taken by Adams’s “Serenade for Nine Instruments,” music that feels like a homemade quilt on a chilly fall afternoon…Strings, clarinet, flute and horn are matched well in Adams’s tribute to Czech music. The four-movement suite opens with an Allegro movement that flows like a gentle brook. The slightly melancholy ballade that follows leads into a playful Intermezzo of plucked strings and a warm melody traded by the clarinet and flute. The finale is a rousing outdoor adventure.