Dennis Bathory-Kitsz


Sourian Slide

InstrumentationString orchestra in 9 parts (4vn, 2vla, 2vcl, 1cb)
Length6 minutes
DifficultyEasy (except for intonation)
CommentsDorian elegy in canon form, lush, with a strong arch, and pin-drop quiet at the end.
SourcesPublished by Westleaf Edition
176 Cox Brook Rd
Northfield, Vt. 05663 USA.
website: http://westleaf.org/.
Score and parts available for download in PDF format. Sample performance also available for listening.
Printed copies distributed by Frog Peak Music, http://www.frogpeak.org/
Other addresses and contact information on the websites.
Extras
HistoryCommissioned by Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Society.
Also performed by Vermont Youth Orchestra.
ContributorDennis Bathory-Kitsz
bathory@maltedmedia.com
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Icecut

Instrumentation2 ob, bsn, trp, 2 hn, strings
Length9 minutes
DifficultyDifficult only due to speed and commitment to knowing the material. Otherwise moderately difficult.
CommentsA high-energy orchestral dance/overture: Tonal, heavy beat (without percussion), almost a concerto grosso featuring the cello section. Big horns, lovely winds. Initially difficult but gratifying to learn and play. Inspired by hard winters in Vermont and cutting ice from ponds before the mid-20th century.
SourcesPublished by Westleaf Edition
176 Cox Brook Rd
Northfield, Vt. 05663 USA.
website: http://westleaf.org/.
Score and parts available for download in PDF format. Sample performance also available for listening.
Printed copies distributed by Frog Peak Music, http://www.frogpeak.org/
Other addresses and contact information on the websites.
Extras
HistoryCommissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for 10-concert tour. All reviews noted it the best-received and most interesting piece on the premiere program (Dvorak, Copland, Handel).
ContributorDennis Bathory-Kitsz
bathory@maltedmedia.com
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Fanfare:Heat

InstrumentationFull orchestra (3333, 4331, timp, 2 perc, pno, hp, strings).
Length6:20
DifficultyModerate; written for large youth orchestra.
CommentsA colorful fanfare with rhythmic drive and contrasts of mood. Brief solos for harp, piano, and violin. Full brass sound.
SourcesPublished by Westleaf Edition
176 Cox Brook Rd
Northfield, Vt. 05663 USA.
website: http://westleaf.org.
Score and parts available for free download in PDF format from the composer's catalog (http://maltedmedia.com/bathory/cat-large.html).
Printed copies distributed by Frog Peak Music, http://www.frogpeak.org/
Other addresses and contact information on the websites.
ExtrasPerformance recording:
http://maltedmedia.com/people/bathory/music/waam/fanfare-heat-premiere.mp3
HistoryCommissioned by the Vermont Youth Orchestra
Contributorthe composer
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Jameo y el Delfin Mareado

InstrumentationStandard orchestra (2222, 4221, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings).
Length18:00 (multiple movements)
DifficultyModerate
CommentsJameo y el Delfin Mareado is a multi-movement suite to accompany a film and narration about ecological issues in the Canary Islands. It is =especially suitable for younger audiences and can be performed as an instrumental suite (in whole or part) without a story.
SourcesPublished by Westleaf Edition
176 Cox Brook Rd
Northfield, Vt. 05663 USA.
website: http://westleaf.org.
Score and parts available for free download in PDF format from the composer's catalog (http://maltedmedia.com/bathory/cat-large.html).
Printed copies distributed by Frog Peak Music, http://www.frogpeak.org/
Other addresses and contact information on the websites.
ExtrasDemo recording:
http://maltedmedia.com/people/bathory/music/mp3/symphons/jameo-demo.mp3
HistoryCommissioned by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
ContributorDennis Bathory-Kitsz
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Mirrored Birds

InstrumentationFlute solo with chamber orchestra (2222, 22, timp, perc, strings).
Length29:00
DifficultyModerate
CommentsMirrored Birds is a concerto commissioned as an homage to flautist and composer Louis Moyse on the occasion of a special concert of the =Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Society for Moyse's 90th birthday. The work is rhythmic high minimalism in three continuous movements with central =cadenza in the second movement; the flute rises out of and falls back into the orchestra texture as the music develops.
SourcesPublished by Westleaf Edition
176 Cox Brook Rd
Northfield, Vt. 05663 USA.
website: http://westleaf.org/.
Score and parts available for free download in PDF format from the composer's catalog (http://maltedmedia.com/bathory/cat-large.html).
Printed copies distributed by Frog Peak Music, http://www.frogpeak.org/
Other addresses and contact information on the websites.
ExtrasPerformance recording:
http://maltedmedia.com/people/bathory/music/mp3/symphons/mirrored_birds.mp3
HistoryCommissioned by the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra
ContributorDennis Bathory-Kitsz
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