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A Masque (short for Masquerade) has been defined by Historians as 'a revel in which Mummers or masked folk come with torches blazing into the festive hall and call upon the company to dance and dice' . The chaos of this dramatic dance is depicted in this Masque by Hesketh. The main theme is bravura and is often present, in the background. The form of the piece is a simple scherzo-trio-scherzo, and has colourful scoring (solos alternating with full bodied tuttis) with a dash of wildness!

A sound clip of this piece can be found here

Item Code: 0-571-56509-3
Duration: c.5'30"
Grade: 2nd Section and above

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