Piccolo Ridicolo for Three Piccolos by Julia Grenfell
Score and parts
Contains the themes from: Beethoven – Symphony No.9 Mvt.4; Rossini – Allegro from Overture to Semiramide; Ravel – Lent from Daphnis et Chloe; Rossini – Allegro vivace from Overture to William Tell; Ravel – Mouvement de Marche from Ma mere l’Oye, Laideronnette, imperatice des pagodes ; Tchaikovsky – Mvt. 1 and 3 from Symphony No.4; Abreu – Tico-Tico no Fuba; Berlioz – Allegro from Symphonie Fantastique, Mvt.5; Sousa – The Stars and Stripes Forever; Beethoven – Allegro from Symphony No.5, Bvt.4; Tchaikovsky – Allegro con fuoco from Sympnony No.4, Mvt.4
Have you ever yearned to perform a whole bunch of great piccolo orchestral excerpts all in one concert, programming the music yourself, without waiting through the tacet movements, and without a loud brass section behind you? Julia Grenfell’s Piccolo Ridicolo is a beautifully theatrical medley of favorite orchestral solos from Tchaikovsky to Beethoven to Ravel, scored for piccolo trio. The three players rotate equally between the lead part and the accompaniment to share the fun (and terror). The 9-minute work celebrates 10 favorite piccolo highlights, and more!