From the Publisher
‘Mercy’ is an obsessively expressive Adagio (so to say, a Samuel Barber’s equivalent for woodwinds) with a homophonic texture, like a four part chorale. Rhythmically, this piece offers no problems. While the first part requires more experienced players, parts 2, 3 and 4 are relatively easy to play. Most groups would be able to master this piece after only a couple of rehearsals. Some would say that mercy is a virtue, others (following Nietzsche) that it is a weakness. Do not seek in this piece a one-to-one musical transcription of merciful feelings, but rather concentrate on the smoothness and tender sound quality associated with it. Rather than ‘pity’, mercy is about empathy, togetherness and support – this attitude can also show while performing music.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Part 1: Flute or Bb Clarinet
- Part 2: Oboe or Bb Clarinet
- Part 3: Bb Clarinet or French Horn
- Part 4: Bassoon
- Part 5: Bass Clarinet
Publisher: Forton Music
Publisher's reference: FM459
Our Stock Code: 1370478
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts