Format : Sheet music
The two Suites For Small Orchestra were orchestrated in 1921 and 1925. The source material was from the two little-studied sets of Piano duets Stravinsky wrote as 'teaching pieces' for young musicians.The leanness of the instrumentation the infectious rhythmic drive and the always perfect instinct for dramatic timing each a hallmark of Stravinskyâ€™s approaching Neo-Classical period are all present here. In hismusic Stravinsky has combined popular elements and grim unsentimental irony with a perfection of technical mastery.Suite No. 1 is orchestrated for 2 Flutes (2nd doubles as Piccolo) Oboe 2 Clarinets in A 2Bassoons Horn in F Trumpet in C Trombone Tuba Big Drum and Strings. Duration is approximately 6 minutes in four movements.Suite No. 2 is orchestrated for 2 Flutes (2nd doubles as Piccolo) Oboe 2 ClarinetsBb A 2 Bassoons Horn in F Trumpet in C Trombone Tuba Percussion instruments (Big Drum Tenor Drum Cymbals) Piano and Strings. Duration is approximately 7 minutes in four movements.Russian composer pianist andconductor Igor Stravinsky is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century and has an enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musicaldesign.