BRASS BAND - Prelude to The Makropulos Case

Leos Janacek
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The Makropulos Case (Affair, Secret etc.) is a three part opera which musically throws at the listener a barrage of musical ideas & motifs with little thematic development.

The prelude presented various challenges with a much smaller instrumental set and some effects (fanfare motif) starts from a distance whilst another moves like an echo into it. It has no closure as it fires into the first act so I simply added the tonic in the bass section of the band to end it. I worked this arrangement by ear and the tempos are deceptive so I used the quaver beat to assume the vocabulary on the score. Hope you enjoy it!

Score ID
Leos Janacek
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Brass band
Modern classical music

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