Year: 1885 / 1889 / 1965
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.
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E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Wood Blocks
None discovered thus far.
Habanera is the feminine form of the Spanish noun habanero, meaning "from Havana."
Originally for piano, the Habanera was transcribed for orchestra by the composer for a concert Chabrier conducted in 1888. The piano version was the first to be published (1885). The orchestral version, which is transposed up to D, was not issued until 1889. The Habanera is a fine example of the Spanish genre which was so popular in the works of French composers in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Program Note from International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
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- Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Keith Waibel, conductor) – 28 February 2016
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Cortège Burlesque
- Danse Slave (arr. Odom) (1887/1980/2019)
- España (arr. Barudin) (1883/2018)
- España (arr. Cailliet) (1883/1964)
- España (tr. Cailliet; rev. Rogers) (1883/1964/1998)
- España Rhapsody (tr. & ed. Oliver) (1883/2016)
- España Rhapsody (arr. Safranek) (1883/19116)
- Fete Polonaise (arr. Patterson)
- Habanera (arr. Davis) (1963)
- La Bourrée Fantasque
- Marche Joyeuse (arr. Junkin) (1888/1998)
- Chabrier, E.; Davis, A. (1965). Habanera [score]. Belwin: [s.l.].
- Habanera (Chabrier, Emmanuel), IMSLP Accessed 31 January 2016