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OFFENBACH, Jacques (1819-1880)
THE CAN-CAN (arr.Nigel Wicken)
Concert Classics Series GMCL044

Catalogue Number: GMCL044

Difficulty level: B What's this?

ISMN: 9790222206700

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Orchestration
Flute (doubling piccolo), Oboe, 2 Clarinets in Bb, Bassoon
2 Horns in F (alternatively 2 Horns / Saxophones in Eb), 2 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Trombones, Timpani,
Percussion (Side drum, Bass drum, Cymbals, Triangle [2 players])
Strings (Violin 1,2, Viola or Violin 3, Cello/Bass)

The famous Can-Can is well-known even away from Offenbach's operetta "Orpheus in the Underworld". In this arrangement there is a Violin 3 part as an alternative to Viola and an alternative Eb part for horns which can be used for alto saxes. Although two trombones are listed the part is actually "a 2" throughout so you could get away with only one, though you would then lose the unmistakable sound of trombones playing loudly in unison which adds to the subtle flavour of this piece!
Duration: 3½ minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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