Menuet et Scherzino - Flexible Trio

Menuet et Scherzino - Flexible Trio

Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 2] English Horn, Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, F Horn, Trombone, Euphonium
[Part 3] Bassoon, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone, F Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Allegro moderato in Eb Major 3/4.

This work has a unique structure.
The main body appearing after the introduction is colored by various modalities and distracting transpositions, building tension.
After a slow transition section, a caricature sentiment appears with Allegro. Then returning to the prelude where the tempo drops again, the piece closes with Codeta. There is nothing that can be called a motif, but the continuity of homophony shown from the beginning is a unifying principle in forming a melody throughout the song. Also, it is intended for lyrical expressiveness, expressing both the lyricism and the distortion of that melody. It is a small piece that vividly resonates with abstraction and contrast between the opening and closing events.

(Tadahisa Nakamura)