Carmen Fantasy (Sarasate)

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Pablo de Sarasate

Pablo de Sarasate (trans. Gerhart Drijvers)

This work may also be found under its Spanish title, Fantasía Carmen. It bears the designation Opus 25.

General Info

Year: 1883 / 2002
Duration: c. 12:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Baton Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €142.00   |   Score Only (print) - €26.00


Full Score
Solo Violin
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pablo de Sarasate was not only a great violin player but a composer as well, and because of that it´s quite logical that the violin plays an important role in his work. The Carmen Fantasy, together with Zigeunerweisen, (Gypsy Tunes) is probably his best known piece. In this composition de Sarasate uses the material of Bizet's Carmen in an excellent way.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Ryan J. Nowlin, conductor; Erika Sato, violin) – 4 February 2018

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