This work is a straightforward arrangement of Satie’s 4th that maintains the enchanting dance-like character of the original work while shifting the musical lines among the instrument families to exploit the vast variety of orchestral timbres. 4th NOCTURNE is suited for the concert hall among a program of impressionist or French music, an exploration of lesser known works, or wherever a charming and brief movement would be fitting.
Oboe + Eng Hn
Clarinet in Bb 1, 2 + Bass Clarinet in Bb
Horn in F 1,1
Trumpet in C 1,2
Percussion (Ride Cym., Sus Cym., Snare, Bass Drum)
Strings (Vln 1,2, Vla, Vc, DB)