for orchestra

Maya Badian
Maya Badian
Composition Date: 1976
Revision Date: 1982
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
SINFONIETTA is structured in three movements: (1) Grave; (2) Andante, molto legato ed espressivo; (3) Allegro ma non troppo. Grave, the first movement, is of dramatic character, in polyphonic style. The theme is announced in the low register of the strings, and it progressively encompasses the whole orchestra. Near to the close, a cello cadenza accompanied by the double-bass sustained tones precedes a closing stretto in the strings, marked Allegro assai. Andante, the second movement, constitutes a lyrical intermezzo, and it is performed by an instrumental quartet (oboe, viola, cello and violin). It leads, without pause, into Allegro ma non troppo, the final movement, in which the horns introduce the main theme. The mood of the movement is optimistic, a march of youthful, high spirit.

Premiere Information:
1978, Radio recording concert, Bucharest, Romania
Sibiu Symphony Orchestra; Petre Sbarcea, conductor


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 B136si
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 19, 1992
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (48 p.);
    48 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 111
  • Additional Information:
  • 2222/2220/timp/perc(2)/str
    Ms (photocopy); manuscript deposited in the Fonds Maya-Badian MUS 228, Music Division, Library and Archives Canada.
    Orchestra material available on rental from Lucian Badian Editions.
    A CD recording is available at the CMC
    I. Grave -- II. Adagio, molto legato ed espressivo -- III. Allegro, ma non troppo
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