«Pastorale» Op.32 No.1

1st movement from «Lyric Pieces» Op.32

Category: Symphony Orchestra

Instrumentation: 2-2-2-2 4-2-3-1 Timp - Harp - Str

Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Year composed: 1997

First performance: November 12, 2009

Duration: 1:30


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  • Flute 1
  • Flute 2
  • Oboe 1
  • Oboe 2
  • Clarinet in Bb 1
  • Clarinet in Bb 2
  • Bassoon 1
  • Bassoon 2
  • French horn in F 1
  • French horn in F 2
  • French horn in F 3
  • French horn in F 4
  • Trumpet in Bb 1
  • Trumpet in Bb 2
  • Trombone 1
  • Trombone 2
  • Trombone 3
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Harp
  • 1. violin
  • 2. violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double bass

First performed in London, UK in a screening of the film Vicino alla Montagna by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Flint Juventino Beppe.

— «Pastorale» Op.32 No.1 is an apparently bright and care-free composition which only after a while begins to worry us – this is due to the elegant use of bitonality which gives the piece a veritable Janus face. We are treated to another example of Beppe's compositional ambiguity – one of the principal elements of his music – in a work which is open to interpretation in any direction. The home key is F, constantly "undermined" by C sharp minor and D flat major tonalities.

Wolfgang Plagge, professor

Recorded for the album Flute Mystery by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Flint Juventino Beppe.

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