InstrumentationWind Orchestra
Duration14 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
Demo ScoreOn demand

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A capriccio is a piece of music usually fairly free in form and of a lively character. The typical capriccio is one that is fast, intense, and often virtuosic in nature.

In paintings, a capriccio means especially an architectural fantasy, placing together buildings, archaeological remains and other architectural elements in fictional and often fantastical combinations, perhaps with staffage of figures. It fits under the more general term of landscape painting. It may also be used of other types of work with an element of fantasy.

For this Capriccio I was freely inspired by “Capriccio of Rome” as painted by the Italian painter Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1691-1765) in 1758.

The world first performance took place (November 2015) also in Luxembourg by the European Youth Wind Orchestra conducted by Jan Cober.

Live recording during “Contest 2019 – BBM – Veldhoven (NL)” by Harmonie L’Union Heythuysen (NL), conducted by Erik Somers.

Version for Wind Orchestra:

Version for Symphony Orchestra: