Introduction and Dance Macabre
duration: 7 minutes
Introduction and Dance Macabre is split into three distinct sections. The first, introduction, grows from a small seed into a grandiose presentation of the work's theme. The second, a calm interlude, begins to deconstruct the theme and leads directly into the final section, a dance, which warps the melody until the cataclysmic end.
flute I-IV (second doubling piccolo)
oboe I, II
bassoon I, II
clarinet in Bb I-III
alto saxophone I, II
trumpet in Bb I-III
horn in F I-IV
trombone I, II
glock, snare, tam tam, bongos, tambourine
vibes, shaker, wood blocks, sus. and crash cymbals, xylophone,
temple blocks, tambourine, brake drum
marimba, sus. and crash cymbals, claves, castanets, triangle
crotales, bass drum, wood blocks, triangle, bongos.