Andante Cantabile (CB)

By: Tchaikowski Op. 11
For: Concert band / wind band
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Composer
Tchaikowski Op. 11
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2005
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7 1840 � November 6 1893). While not part of the nationalistic music group known as �The Five�, Tchaikovsky wrote music which, in the opinion of Harold Schonberg, was distinctly Russian. Despite the compositional efforts of The Five, Tchaikovsky dominates 19th century Russian music as its greatest talent. While his formal conservatory training instilled in him Western-oriented attitudes and techniques, his essential nature, as he always insisted, remained Russian. This was true both in his use of actual folk song and his deep absorption in Russian life and ways of thought. His natural gifts, especially for melody (what he called the "lyrical idea"), give his music a permanent appeal. However, it was his hard-won though secure and professional technique, plus his ability to use it for the expression of his emotional life, which allowed him to realize his potential more fully than any of his major Russian contemporaries. Tchaikovsky’s innate Russianness and his love for his country’s folk music ensured that he could never become a mere imitator of Western practices and styles, despite the heavy conditioning of his conservatory training. However, this training allowed him to show a remarkable range and breadth of technique. This breadth was fostered by the diverse expressive purposes he sought in his compositions, whether it was to fashion a poised "Classical" form to simulate the elegance of the 18th century Rococo, to plunge into the bold world of the Russian nationalists, or to forge a musical language to serve as a vehicle for his own overwrought emotions. Since his death Tchaikovsky’s music has gained great popularity. Nevertheless, its emotional directness, founded primarily on its composer’s ability to fashion themes of remarkable eloquence and emotive power supported by matching harmony and rich orchestral resource, has often been interpreted as a sign of essential shallowness. Likewise, the way in which Tchaikovsky’s realm of strong emotion has been freely plundered by composers of lower intent has proved a detriment to his reputation. However, popular adulation and critical prejudice aside, Tchaikovsky can be seen as a composer of wide range both in genre and type of expression who toiled unceasingly over creative problems and whose professional competence remained the highest.

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Where’re you walk (CB), Londonderry Air (CB), Theme from Organ Symphony No. 3 (CB), Sweet Remembrance (CB), Le Roi S’Amuse [Suite] (CB), Prelude (Te Deum) (CB), Romance in F (CB), Prelude and Les Chasseresses [Sylvia Ballet] (CB), Symphony No. 4 Op. 98 (CB), Overture: The Thieving Magpie (CB), Triumphal March: Cleopatra (CB), Soldiers Chorus [Opera : Faust 1859] (CB), The Pelly Waltz (CB), Sevilla [Suite: Espanola Op. 47] (CB), Beguine Royale (CB), Toasts and Tunes for all occasions (CB), Les Patineurs [The Skaters Waltz] (CB), Princess Ida [Introduction] (CB), Dance of the little Moorish Slaves [AIDA] (CB), Destiny Waltz (CB), Berceuse [Dolly Suite] (CB), Hungarian Dance [From Foreign Lands] Op. 23 (CB), La Campanella (CB), March Lorraine (CB), Funeral March of a Marionette (CB), Krupp March (CB), Jerusalem [with optional voice or choir] (CB), Mazurka (Coppelia Ballet) (CB), Memories of Covent Garden (CB), At the Village fair [Opera: Faust] (CB), March: Entrance of the Boyards (CB), French Military March [Suite Algerienne] (CB), March Majestic (CB), La Tarantelle de Belphegor (CB), Overture: Masques & Beramasques (CB), Light Baggage Gallop (CB), Danse Villageoise [Suite Pastorale] (CB), El baile de Luis Alonso (CB), March: The Grenadier’s Return (CB), March to the Scaffold (CB), March: Le Pere la Victoire (CB), Polovtsian Dances [Prince Igor] (CB), March of the Peers (CB), Marche Nuptiale (CB), The Barber of Lavapies-Selection (CB), Ouvre Ton Coeur (Open your heart) (CB), Overture: The Barber of Seville (CB), March: Remembrance of Paris (CB), Sheep may safely graze (CB), L’enfance du Christ (CB), Trumpet Voluntary (1700) (CB), Triumphal March from Tarpeja WoO2 (CB), Water Musik [Suite 5 movements] (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 1 Op. 46 (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 3 Op. 46 (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 2 Op. 46 (CB), Ballet Egyptian (CB), Wenzel March (CB), March: National Emblem (CB), Pomp & Circumstance Military March No. 1 (CB), Triumphal March-Cantata: Caractacus Op. 35 (CB), La fille aux cheveux de lin (Girl with the flaxen hair) (CB), La Chaste Suzanne (Trombone and CB), La boda de Luis Alonso (CB), Norwegian Rhapsody (CB), Overture: Tancredi (CB), March Radetzky (CB), Brass Symphony [3rd Movement] (CB), March of the dwarfs [Lyric Suite Op. 54] (CB), March for Concert Wind Band, Overture: Iolanthe (CB), Persian March Op. 289 for Concert Wind Band, Scicilienne [Pelleas & Melisande] Op. 80 (CB), A Highland Hoedown (CB), March: Royal Standard (CB), Salut d’amour (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 7 Phryne’s Dance (CB), Selection: H. M. S. Pinafore (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 5. Dance of the Trojan Women (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 6. Mirror Variations (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 4. Cleopatra’s Variations (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 3. Ancient Dance (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 2. Slow Dance (CB), Faust Ballet Music: 1. Dance of the Nubian Slaves (CB), Strange Adventure [Yeomen of the Guard] (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor Op. 46 (CB), Berceuse Op 16 (CB), Dance of the Tumblers (CB), Pomp & Circumstance Military March No. 4 (CB), Selection: The Pirates of Penzance (CB), Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F major Op. 46 (CB), Bolero (CB), Selection: The Mikado (CB), La Princesse Jaune [The Yellow Princess](CB), Gavotte (CB), Bourree [Suite ancienne] (CB), Beceuse de Jocelyn (Alto-Sax & Concert wind Band), Danse Slave [Opera: Le Roi Malgre Lui] (CB), Lucy Long for Bassoon and Concert Band, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (CB), Malaguena [Opera: Boabdil] (CB), March: Prussia’s glory (CB), Overture: Italian girl in Algiers (CB), Overture: William Tell (Gallop only) (CB), Pavane pour une infante defunte (CB), Pavanne (CB), Serenade Op. 22 for Concert Wind Band, Festmarsch Wo05 (CB), TOREADOR’S SONG for Trumpet or Euphonium and Band, Procession of the Nobles [Ballet suite: Mlada] (CB), Overture: Oberon (CB), Delius: Sleigh Ride (CB), Symphony No 5 (Reformation) (CB), Overture: Di Ballo (CB), Royal Fireworks Music (CB), Walking the Dog (George Gershwin), Polka from Opera: The Bartered Bride (CB), Notturno (CB), Concerto in G minor [4th Movement] (CB), Rachmaninoff's Prelude (CB), Traumerei (CB), Serenade for Trumpet and Concert Wind Band (CB), Moonlight Sonata (CB), Wedding March (CB), Scherzo Fantastique Op. 25 (CB), Russian March (CB), Cradle Song (Solo Cornet and Concert Band), Even bravest heart may swell (For Solo Cornet and Concert Band), Donna Diana Overture (CB), Polonaise [La Nuit Noel] (CB), PROCESSION OF THE SARDAR(CB), Gershwin 3 Preludes (CB) and GOPAK (The Fair at Sorochinsk)

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