Happy Occasion Overture (piano duet)

By Miriam Hyde

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Transcription for piano duet, c.4'30

The orchestral version of Happy Occasion was conceived in a spirit of recreation and aimed at giving all the players a "say", while avoiding unnecessary complexities of technique and ensemble.

It is built on three subjects; the first a spirited call to attention, the second a more expressive oboe phrase, and the third a bolder, striding tune given principally to the strings, in a more serious minor mood. This returns, jubilantly, towards the end, in the tonic major, and is rounded-off by a last reference to the rhythmic beat of the opening theme, broadening to the final cadence".

In 1964, M. Hyde made a transcription for solo piano
In 1988, M. Hyde made this transcription for piano duet.

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