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sinfonietta


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Little symphony. (1) Short, and perhaps light, sym., e.g. those by Moeran, Roussel, and Janáček, whose Sinfonietta (1926) has a special brass ens. of 9 tpts., 2 ten. tubas, and 2 bass tpts., with 2 pairs of timpani. In finale 12 tpts. are used. (2) Small sym. orch., such as Bournemouth Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta, etc.

(1) Short, and perhaps light, sym., e.g. those by Moeran, Roussel, and Janáček, whose Sinfonietta (1926) has a special brass ens. of 9 tpts., 2 ten. tubas, and 2 bass tpts., with 2 pairs of timpani. In finale 12 tpts. are used. (2) Small sym. orch., such as Bournemouth Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta, etc.

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