- Orchestral Set: score [partitur] & parts
- Composer: GENNIN, Jean (1886 - 1962)
- Instrumentation: picc1; picc2; vl.1; vl.2; vla; vcl; cb;
- Difficulty Level: intermediate and above [ UK grade 6]
- Duration: 4:30" cca
- Genre: Light music
Light, tuneful, entertaining music, that allows the piccolo players to shine without necessitating advanced skills. The string players are required to perform pizzicato throughout, as the title implies. The edition for piccolos and piano is available here
Jean Gennin was a master of composing light music, which he and his brother, Pierre, performed with the Bournemouth [Symphony] Orchestra under Sir Dan Godfrey. They were stars of early British Broadcasting with their performances of Jean's works, and were for many years the flute section of the Bournemouth Orchestra, enormously popular with audiences. Entertainers par excellence, they always included visual gags, such as staging mock sword fights with their flutes during bars rest!