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BIZET, Georges (1838-1875)
FARANDOLE from L'Arlesienne Suite
Concert Classics Series GMCL077

Catalogue Number: GMCL077

Difficulty level: C What's this?

ISMN: 9790222226296

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Farandole from L'Arlesienne  Pack image
Orchestration
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion (Tambourin, Bass drum, Cymbals)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

The Tambourin is a distinctive feature of this piece. It is often played on the Tambourine but the French Tambourin refers to the Tambourin Provencale which is a drum, hung on the left hand side of the player, as in a marching side drum, and played with a curved stick, held in the right hand (hence the very simple four quaver rhythm), while, originally, the left hand played a sort of penny whistle (i.e. the flute in the Farandole). This is one of the pieces that Bizet originally wrote as incidental music to Alphonse Daudet's play "L'Arlesienne" (The woman of Arles). Two suites each of four movements were formed from the original 27 episodes composed for the play. The "Farandole" is the last movement of the second suite. An exciting romp to the finish for everyone!
Duration: 4 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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