Wind Music

Ein Orgel-Stuck fur eine hur, K608


arranged by Duncan Druce

2Oboes, 2 Basset Horns, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns


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(We also publish Tony Turrill ‘s arrangements of both Mozart’s fantasias for mechanical organ, this one, K608, and the earlier K594 ,  but both his settings are for the woodwind octet 2Fl./2Ob./2Cl./2Bsn. See Mozart Fantasia 1 and 2)

Whilst composing K594, Mozart complained that the  organ's little pipes sounded "too high pitched and childish for my taste".  An  arrangement for wind ensemble allows for some expansion into a lower register  whilst keeping the treble parts at their original pitch.  The original organ's range of just over three octaves only extended one octave below  middle C)  Duncan Druce uses basset  horns for this arrangement because the opening figure and the Andante's  main theme both lie so naturally in the instrument's attractive if somewhat melancholic middle  register.  The arrangement was commissioned by the London Mozart Players and first  performed by them in St. John's, Smith Square, London on October 17th 2001.

A string ‘bass part  is provided but is definitely ad lib.

The work is in one continuous movement, Allegro, Andante, Allegro.  It is however quite substantial,  running to 223 bars, around  five minutes.

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make a note of the  ref. no. NM2015; used with the composer and title it will help identify the work 

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