Bagatelles from the devil's dictionary
for woodwind quintet [for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon]

Gary Kulesha
Composer
Gary Kulesha
Composition Date: 1972
Revision Date: 1993
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Quintet (Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Horn / Bassoon)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
Programme Note:
Gary Kulesha

Bagatelle IV: Reality (from “The Devil’s Dictionary”), 1983-93

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“Ambrose Bierce was a fiercely cynical turn-of-the-century American writer who vanished into the revolutionary wilderness of Mexico in 1913. ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ is a droll, acerbic compilation of humorous definitions. The ‘Devil’ is really a devil’s advocate, rather than Satan himself. Although the pieces were not written with any of these titles in mind, […] the titles and their definitions are clues about my interpretation of the music itself.
[…] ‘Reality’ is illusory and elastic, rhythmically unpredictable.”


CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 5151 K96ba 1993
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Quintet (Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Horn / Bassoon)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 10, 1988
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([53] p.) ; 32 cm.
    53 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
    Parts page count: 69
    5 parts ([69] p.) ; 28 cm.
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For woodwind quintet.
    Movement titles taken from 'The devils' dictionary' by Ambrose Bierce.
    Movements may be played in any order.
    Dictator (2:40) -- Idiot (1:35) -- Cynic (2:30) -- Alone (3:10) -- Eulogy (2:30) -- Reality (1:50).

    Additional People:
    Ambrose Bierce
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