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ITALIAN DANCE

ITALIAN DANCE

Composer:Dring, Madeleine (1923-1977)
Instrumentation:ob. pft.
Publisher Ref:Arc031
Based on a dance from Taranto in southern Italy, this good example of the work of a less well-known composer is said to be easier to play than it sounds.

Price: £9.95
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Skill Level:D
Publisher:Arcadia/Weinberger
Year of Issue:1988
ISMN:M570054299
ISBN:none specified
Madeleine Dring won a scholarship to the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London at the age of ten where she was as much involved with drama as she was with music. Later, she studied composition with Herbert Howells and Vaughan Williams and this probably accounts for the 'Englishness' of many of her sixty or so compositions which, in contrast, also show the influence of the vibrant rhythms and tonality of Frances Poulenc's music. Dring didn't venture into large scale composition but concentrated on cameo pieces, many of them for piano, a number of songs and some pieces for wind, with or without piano. She did however write for the stage, incidental music for television and West End revues during the 1950's. She was married to the longstanding principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra, Roger Lord and so accompanied oboe pieces feature strongly amongst her output of wind music.

Italian Dance is one of these and is thought to date from 1960, when it was first published. Clearly modelled on the 'tarantella', the southern Italian dance of the title, it is said to be typical of Dring's work in sounding more difficult than it really is while still retaining its excitement. "This is a lovely piece and it's a really good choice for a concert: it sounds flashy without being too difficult and its bouncy tune is guaranteed to get audience toes a-tapping."

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