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De Bello Gallico

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Bart Picqueur

Bart Picqueur

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General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Beriato Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €161.50


1. Battlefield – 6:13
2. Ritual – 4:15
3. Victory … As It Seems – 3:50


Full Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title of this work has been taken from an account, known as De Bello Gallico, by Julius Caesar, which tells of the conquest of Gaul (58 BC-50 BC). The original report, which is of major historical value today, consisted of seven parchment manuscripts.

Bart Picqueur, inspired by these manuscripts, describes a major battle between the Belgic Nervii tribe and the Romans, seen from the Nervii point of view which throws new light on events. The work is made up of several parts giving a musical description of each scene. The message at the end of the piece expresses the futility of a war in which everyone is a loser. This spectacular composition contains countless impressive effects and is suitable for concerts or competitions.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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