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From "Dance of the Hours"
|PRODUCT CATEGORY||Concert Band|
|EDITION NO.||EFC 024|
|YEAR OF RELEASE||2023|
|PUBLISHER||Edition Franco Cesarini|
|La Gioconda, with a libretto by Arrigo Boito, is the most successful theatrical work by Amilcare Ponchielli (1844-1886). In this work there are two dance pieces: the Furlana at the conclusion of the 1st act and the Danza delle ore in the 3rd act.|
The Dance of the Hours has a precise choreographic outline: it is a masked ball which includes the “hours” of dawn, day, evening and night successively, and ends with a wild finale of galop. The latter is a sort of fast polka, in binary rhythm and unbridled pace. A French variant of it is the can-can. The finale in galop time of the Dance of the Hours recalls certain playful dances by the composer Jacques Offenbach, such as the famous Can-can that concludes the overture of the operetta Orphée aux enfers.
Galop arranged by Franco Cesarini is perfect for an encore!
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