Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No. 8, Op. 46 (score)
Arranged for chamber ensemble (14 players)
Antonin Dvorak composed his first set of Slavonic Dances (Op. 46) in 1878, originally for piano duet. They were a popular triumph, giving the composer wide international fame. Dvorak orchestrated them and composed a second set (Op. 72) in 1886. The final dance of the first set is a furiant in G minor, full of cross-rhythms and minor-major clashing tonalities. This arrangement is a faithful reduction for 14 players, that can be performed with more strings if available.
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Timpani, Percussion (Triangle, Cymbal), Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass