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Arutiunian Alexander Armenian Scenes Ens23

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Alexander Arutiunian

Armenian Scenes

for brass quintet

ENS23 Score and parts - CHF48.00 (Print)

  • Level: intermediate / advanced
  • Duration: 20'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Series: Armenian Composers Series
  • Composed: 1984
Alexander Arutiunian

Alexander Arutiunian (1920-2012)

Born in 1920 in Erevan, Armenia, he is one of the best known and highly esteemed composers of Armenia. He studied composition and piano at the Komitas Conservatory in the city of his birth, and the... Read more

About Armenian Scenes

Pictures of Armenian life

The four movements which comprise “Armenian Scenes” are pictures of Armenian life: “Morning Song”, “Drinking Song”, “Song of Grief”, “Wedding Procession” illustrate the cultural settings and traditions of this southern people, who have been seared by their dramatic history, but have always arisen from the ashes once more.

These “Armenian Scenes” were created at the request of Sam Pilafian, American tubist from Boston (MA, USA) of Armenian descent, and were premiered in 1984 by the Empire Brass Quintet in Cambridge (MA, USA). Various recordings of this work are available. The work was a set piece at the 3rd International Competition for Brass Quintets in Narbonne, France, in May 1990

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