Fantaisie Brillante sur Carmen

From Wind Repertory Project
François Borne

François Borne (adapt. Christian Kirpes)

Subtitle: For Flute Solo and Wind Orchestra

General Info

Year: 1880 / 2008
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Flute and piano
Publisher: Bronsheim Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €216.00


Full Score
Solo Flute
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Solo Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Solo Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
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
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Castanets
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Tom-toms (3)
  • Triangle


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Program Notes

In 1900 Borne composed his Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen, based on Bizet's Carmen. This composition is his only work that has survived in the flute repertoire to this day. The work uses Bizet's material, each time followed by variations. It is an extremely virtuosic piece that demands much from the soloist.

- Program Note from score (machine translation)

The flute research book by Frans Vester and the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) date this composition as 1880.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


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State Ratings

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