Overture to “ Candide ”. By Leonard Bernstein Trans. Clare Grundman. http://www.pickstaiger.org/video/overture-candide-l-bernstein-symphonic-wind-ensemble. Candide. Based off a story by Voltaire in the 1700s Lillian Hellman adapted the story to make it an operetta
By Leonard Bernstein
Trans. Clare Grundman
Introduces the main pulse that sustains throughout the piece
Cut-time and 3/2
Quarter notes and glissandos
- In the woodwinds and later brass plays this theme
Accents are very important in this theme!
Brass carries this theme in the beginning
Clarinets and Saxophones begin this theme
The PULSE remains the same (between cut time and 3/2)
Pattern… What is it?