When the organisers of the Sokol Gymnastic Festival approached him for a commission, he developed the material into the Sinfonietta. He later dropped the word military. The first movement is scored only for brass and percussion. The second movement begins with a rapid ostinato from the wind but later has a more lyrical episode. The third begins quietly in the strings but is interrupted by a stern figure in the trombones, leading to another fast dance-like passage. However, this quickly moves into a triumphant finale, the return of the opening fanfare decorated with swirling figures in the strings and wind.
The work was transcribed for symphonic wind ensemble by Don Patterson in and by Merlin Pattersonthe latter being recorded by the University of Houston Wind Ensemble, Eddie Green, conductor the following year. The opening of the fourth movement usually no more than about 40 seconds of it was used as the theme tune for the UK Granada Television series Crown Court during the s and s, although it was never heard in full in any episode.
It would be during this opening that the court reporter, Peter Wheeler, would, as a voice-over, either set the scene for a new fictional, yet legally accurate case in terms of the laws of England and Wales or else describe the proceedings that had occurred in previous episodes.
Haruki Murakami 's novel 1Q84 begins with the Sinfonietta playing on a taxi's radio. The work then appears V. Allegro - Janáček* - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra* times later in the novel as a recurring theme connecting the two main characters. The V. Allegro - Janáček* - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra* of the novel has led to an increase in sales of recordings of the Sinfonietta in Japan.
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