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  Hanson, Shelley - Albanian Dance
description: Band (score & parts)

PublisherBoosey & Hawkes (New York)
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This high-energy setting of the Albanian tune Shota re-creates the festive mood of a raucous village dance. Lively and rhythmically infectious, this piece is sure to please musicians and audiences alike! This can also be performed effectively at a more moderate tempo.


Shelley Hanson

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This exciting setting of the well-known Albanian tune, "Shota," captures the festive mood of a village dance. Incorporating the common folk-dance rhythm of long-long-short, this lively piece is scored in cut-time (half note = 92-112) and has a 3 + 3 + 2 eighth-note pattern throughout. The work includes memorable melodies and interesting rhythms and effects, such as trombone glissandos and horn rips. Varied articulations and dynamic contrasts help create the spirit of the piece. Cues for oboe, horn, and bassoon parts make this composition playable by ensembles with an incomplete instrumentation.
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