Dragoons of Villars Overture, The
This work is often identified by its title in French, Les dragons de Villars.
C Piccolo/Flute I
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
Les dragons de Villars is an opéra-comique in three acts by Aimé Maillart to a libretto by Lockroy and Eugène Cormon. The story of the opera was said to have been borrowed from La Petite Fadette by Georges Sand, updated by the librettists to the time of Louis XIV. It was premiered by the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on 19 September 1856.
The scene is laid in a French mountain village near the frontier with Savoy towards the close of the war in the Cevennes in 1704.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
- Alabama: Class AA
- Georgia: V
- Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
- Louisiana: IV
- Maryland: IV
- Michigan: Senior High A
- North Carolina: V
- South Carolina: IV
- Tennessee: V
- Virginia: IV
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Amador Valley High School (Pleasanton, Calif.) (Jonathan Grantham, conductor) - 8 April 2018 (Carnegie Hall, New York)
- New England Conservatory (Boston) Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (Jared Cassidy, conductor) – 20 December 2016
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Dragoons of Villars Overture, The (arr. Barnes) (1966)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Louis Maillart." Accessed 27 December 2016
- Les dragons de Villars, Wikipedia Accessed 27 December 2016
- Maillart, L.; Barnes, C. (1966). The Dragoons of Villars = / Overture / L. Aimé Maillart ; Scored for Symphonic Band by Clifford P. Barnes [score]. Ludwig Music Co.: Cleveland, Ohio.