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The Hunt (La Caccia)

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Telemann's La Caccia (The Hunt) is taken from his concerto for violin in F major.It depicts a scene that, in his lifetime, was a popular subject for artists and composers. Hunting, whether of the deer, the fox or the wild boar was, throughout Europe, regarded as an activity both necessary - ridding the country-side of annoying wild animals and acquiring game for food, and fashionable - an opportunity for the gentry to exhibit their horses, rich clothing and servants, and to indulge in danger, daring and disturbance through the fields and forests.

This musical picture of a hunt starts at dawn (misty, peaceful, dew-laden) the sun gradually rises, a church-bell is heard and the birds start twittering. And then the hunt is up, a hunting-horn starts it off, and we hear the galloping horses, the speed, excitement and noise, the horn sounding from right and left, and then bringing the hunt - and the piece - to a close.

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Cat No. SP720
Price £14.95
ComposerGeorg Philipp Telemann
ArrangerCaroline Franklyn
CategoriesFlexible Wind Ensemble
Woodwind Quartet
PublisherSpartan Press
Difficulty level4 - 6
InstrumentationPart-1:fl,cl Part-2:fl/ob,cl/ss Part-3:cl,as Part-4:bn,ts,bc
ISMN 979-0-57999-720-7
EAN-13 9790579997207
Weight 194 grams
Published 2nd December 2004
Availability 183 in stock


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