Farandole (arr Schaefer)

From Wind Repertory Project
Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. William A. Schaefer)

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

General Info

Year: 1872 /
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On October 1, 1872, the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris offered Daudet’s Provençale drama L’Arlesienne with incidental music by Bizet. His music for this production was not highly regarded. Later in 1872, Bizet took four numbers and rescored them for full orchestra, and presented them as a symphonic suite. The suite was so enthusiastically received that it became Bizet’s first substantial success.

After Bizet’s death, his friend, Ernest Guiraud arranged four more numbers from L’Arlesienne into a second suite. While this suite has never been as popular as the first, the second movement, Agnus Dei, and the fourth movement, Farandole, which is a lively Provençale dance, are still performed widely.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)

State Ratings

  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Orcas Island (Washington) Community Band (Jim Shaffer-Bauck, conductor) – 4 June 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works