Dances of the Valdemar Castle - by Johann Michael Hoffmann - arranged for Brass Quintet and Percussion by Mogens Andresen.
DANCES OF THE VALDEMAR CASTLE
In the 1800th century, the Castle of Valdemar, located at ”Taasinge” on Fyn – Denmark, there was a little orchestra, which musicians were employed in two simultaneous jobs: musician and waiters, gartners ect. It was perfectly normal at the time, that musicians would also occupy other jobs.
The conductor for the orchestra, Johan Michael Hoffman, was also employed as a forrester. Shortly before 1850, he wrote a number of dances, hereof some of these dances are presented as “Dances of Valdemar Castle”. This piece has 5 movements, describing a Harvest ball, where the mood of this ball is increasing in intensity.
The piece is arranged for Brass Quintet & Percussion, in the style of a traditional old Danish brass ensemble.
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