Strepitus festivi for Four French Horns - Jan Novák

Strepitus festivi pro čtyři lesní rohy - Jan Novák

The composition Strepitus festivi from 1982 was performed for the first time at Ellwangen castle near Aalen, Germany.

Jan Novák dedicated this composition for four French horns to his friend, the Czech director, actor and dramaturg Dušan Robert Pařízek (born 1941) who had lived and worked at the castle. Therefore it is one of the few compositions where a Czech title is added to the Latin: "A festive blowing for four French horns from four castle's corners", playing with the Czech "horn" and "corner" being the same word.

The quartet was, among others, performed by various French horn ensembles and recorded on a non-commercial CD "La cittá per Jan Novak" in arrangement for two trumpets and two trombones by Rino Mazzurana.

Other compositions by Jan Novák published in Czech Radio:
Aeolia for two Flutes and Piano
Capriccio for Violoncello and Orchestra
Capriccio for Violoncello and Orchestra - Piano score
Dido / piano score
Due preludi e fughe per flauto solo
Elegantiae tripudiorum
Elegantiae tripudiorum for Piano
IV Hymni christiani (for Piano and Vocal part ad libitum)
Choreae vernales for Flute and Piano
Choreae vernales for Flute and Guitar
Choreae vernales for Flute, String Orchestra and Harp with Celesta or Piano
Odarum concentus choro fidium
Panisci fistula
Prima sonata for Piano
Rotundelli for Violoncello and Piano
Scherzi pastorali for Clarinet (or Bass Clarinet) and Piano
Sonata brevis for Harpsichord
Sonata tribus for Flute, Violin and Piano
Sonatina for Flute and Piano
Tibia fugitiva for Flute solo
Toccata chromatica for Piano
Variations on the Theme by Bohuslav Martinů for two Pianos