Fever Dreams for Three Piccolos and Piano
- Staff Pick
The opening of this brilliant piece seems far too serious for the combination of insturments used. The 'sultry' marking is not one normally associated with the piccolo but somehow the piano adds enough drama to make it all work. At the inevitable change of tempo the style swerves to an energetic swing which is less than laid-back. The piccolos alternate dancing around each other with strong rhythmic unisons making the music exciting to play and great to listen to. There is usually only one point to writing for three piccolos and that is to ensure everyone has as much fun as possible. This is just the piece!
From the Publisher
When an admired composer’s new work opens with the tempo “as sultrily as possible,” or when it’s scored for 3 piccolos with piano, or when a piece composed and premiered during the height of a pandemic is titled FEVER DREAMS, one just has to listen to hear what it’s all about. Harberg crafts the piccolo trio to be steamy yet never shrill, and this tour de force is simply a “must have” addition to the repertoire! Watch the premiere performed by the all-star ensemble of commissioners at youtube.
Performance duration (approx): 4'30
- Part 1: Piccolo
- Part 2: Piccolo
- Part 3: Piccolo
- Part 4: Piano
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Publisher's reference: PRLK 11442297
Our Stock Code: 1637090
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (15 pages [score])