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Roels: The Essence of Youth

Roels: The Essence of Youth
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Bar Code:  9790035203064
Part Number:  DHP 1115065-010
Brand:  De Haske


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 The Essence of Youth was commissioned by Kunstfactor, the Dutch national organization for the promotion of amateur arts. It is the test piece for the second division of the 2012 Open Dutch Fanfare Championships in Drachten (Netherlands). The work echoes what the composer sees as typical characteristics of youth, his young daughter being a source of inspiration.
The piece begins with a brilliant opening full of bright rhythms, dynamic contrasts and metre changes, all working to symbolise the endless, whirling energy of children in everyday life. Thematic material from the body of the work is featured in the introduction, including a chorale, reflecting the reassuring guidance of parents, and an unusual whole-tone motif, depicting childish unpredictability (bar 36).  The first movement builds on the Úlan of the introduction, with the full theme in the flugelhorns (later heard in the bass register). The chorale then reappears in muted brass and, by juxtaposing against dissonant harmonies in the saxophones, represents tension between parent and child. The passage concludes powerfully after a return of the whole-tone motif and a soloistic episode, and then leads into the second movement. The expressive second movement conveys parental love and care through fitting melodies.  The final movement starts with a fugue based on the first theme. This leads to the work’s climax where the chorale appears in majesty, decorated by a rhythmic countermelody: proud parents together with their vivacious child.
Score and parts.  Duration 9 minutes 40 seconds.
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Publisher: De Haske

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