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Baroque Variations for Flute and Band

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Marin Marais

Marin Marais (setting by Fred J Allen)

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Solo Flute
Bb Trumpet Solo (optional)
Eb Alto Saxophone Solo (optional)
Marimba Solo (optional)
Flute I-II
Alto Flute in G (optional)
Bass Flute in C (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Bass Trombone (opt. Trombone II)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Parisian composer Mann Marais gained his greatest notoriety from his performance on and composing for the viola da gamba, a forerunner of the modern cello. He composed a set of variations for solo gamba using an old melody Les Folies d’Espagne, then famously transcribed it for flute. Les Folies d’Espagne is one of the oldest remembered European musical themes. Over the course of three centuries, this melody has been used by more than 150 composers, namely Lully, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi. This setting for solo flute uses the main theme followed by six variations. As they all fit the same chord progression, a soloist may substitute variations where suitable.

-Program Note by the Indian Springs Middle School Wind Ensemble


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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