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Dvorak arr Philip White

Slavonic Dances

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Instrument: brass quintet (score and parts)
Grade: slightly difficult
Catalogue No: EB019
ISMN No: 9790570275410

Dvorák’s two sets of Slavonic Dances were written both for piano solo and orchestra respectively. Whilst exploiting a powerful use of rhythm throughout, Dvorák wrote original melodies rather than arranging known folk tunes. These dances have been a favourite with pianists and orchestras for generations. Spirited, lively and full of musical interest the addition of these four dances to the brass quintet canon is a welcome supplement to that repertoire both as a complete set and as individual show fillers.
Philip White
Philip White studied trumpet, composition and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music where he is now Registrar and Projects Manager.

Philip's music has been performed throughout the country as well as played on Radio's 3, 4, and Channel 4 TV. Whilst his repertoire is varied, he has met particular success with both brass and choral works, some of which have received multiple performances and broadcasts. In particular, his brass quintet was first performed at the Wigmore Hall whilst his Intrada & Variations for two trumpets and string orchestra was twice performed at St John's, Smith Square featuring, on separate occasions, John Wallace and Crispin Steele-Perkins as soloists. Philip's violin concerto was premiered at the Royal Festival Hall under his baton with Maureen Smith as soloist and a major cantata 'When All the Earth is Paradise' was given its premiere in Dorking Halls with Julie Kennard, James Bowman and Alan Opie singing the solo roles. Philip has also conducted many amateur and professional groups and is presently conductor of Concordia - Crawley Choral Society. Before that he enjoyed a long association working within the Leith Hill Musical Festival movement.

Philip's work at the Academy has taken him all over the world and in 2001 he was elected a Fellow. He is also an examiner (practical and theory) for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music as well as a British Federation of Festivals adjudicator.
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