Symphonic Aerobic Dance
A Workout For Orchestra
Symphonic Aerobic Dance. What is a staccato? A fortissimo? A ritardando? Learn all about the basic elements of musical language while having fun, thanks to Symphonic Aerobic Dance, a workout for orchestra and a unique learning experience! A perfect piece for educational concerts! (Images of the musical symboles are available for screening during the concert.)
Symphonic Aerobic Dance is the fifth movement of the orchestral suite Dance Mix, a collective work by five composers, initiated by Maxime Goulet. The four other movement of Dance Mix are: Break-dance (Alexander Pozdnyakov), Rag for Nermal (Alan Belkin), Orb (Nicole Lizée) and Temperamental Tango (Éric Champagne).
– Version for symphonic orchestra: 188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206 / timp+2 / strings
– Version for wind orchestra: 2fl, 2ob, 2bsn, 3cl, 1cl-b / 2sax-a, 1sax-t, 1sax-b / 4hrn, 3trp, 2tbn-t, 1tbn-b, 1eup, 1tuba / timp / 3perc (arr. Yann Bail)
Duration: 4 minutes
Commissioned by the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and their artistic director Boris Brott, as part of a composer residency, for the 25th anniversary of the Brott Music Festival. Dedicated to all the music teachears.
Performance of the French version of Symphonic aerobic dance, by the Orchestre de la Virée and Adam Johnson
2019, Nov. 3 | Kingston Symphony, Janna Sailor | Grand Theatre, Kingston ON, Canada
2019, Apr. 14 | Harmonie de Luzy, Yann Bail | Église de Savigny-Poil-Fol, Luzy, France
2019, Apr. 13 | Harmonie de Luzy, Yann Bail | Salle des fêtes Marcel Joyeux, Luzy, France
2018, Sept. 1 | Symphonie de la Virée, Adam Johnson | Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, QC, Canada
2012, July 14 | National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Boris Brott | Brott Music festival, Hamilton, ON, Canada (premiere)