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Duet from "The Pearl Fishers"

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. Johan de Meij)


Subtitle: For 2 trombones (or 2 euphoniums) and wind orchestra


General Info

Year: 1875 / 2016
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Vocal duet
Publisher: Amstel Music, through de haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $€25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Trombone I-II
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat 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
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani


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Program Notes

Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) is an opera in three acts by French composer Georges Bizet, who particularly made his fame with his opera Carmen. The friendship duet Au fond du temple saint, generally known as The Pearl Fishers Duet, is one of the best known in the opera literature.

This arrangement for two trombones was written for and dedicated to trombone legends Joseph Alessi and Jörgen van Rijen. It serves as a possible encore piece in combination with Two-Bone Concerto, which was also written for them. The duet can also be performed by two euphoniums, or as the original vocal duet for tenor and baritone voice.

- Program Note by publisher


Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) is an opera in three acts by the French composer Georges Bizet, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. It was first performed on 30 September 1863 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris, and was given 18 performances in its initial run.

Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, the opera tells the story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a priestess. The friendship duet Au fond du temple saint, generally known as The Pearl Fishers Duet, is one of the best-known numbers in Western opera.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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