Instrumentation: Quintet Instruments: Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax
As low as $18.00
2 Altos, 2 Tenors and Baritone
The polonaise originated in Poland as a stately dance in moderate triple meter. It evolved to include both dance and instrumental concert pieces. Virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin composed the Military Polonaise, Op. 40, No. 1 in 1838. The middle section of this da capo form is in the subdominant key, featuring rhythms most characteristic of the traditional polonaise. This quintet arrangement incorporates phrasing from the piano original, set in three-two meter for ease of reading. The Military Polonaise can serve as a formal processional.