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Le Cid (tr. Odom)

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Jules Massenet

Jules Massenet (trans. Lawrence Odom)


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Subtitle: Ballet Music


General Info

Year: 1885
Duration: c. 7:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $225.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.50


Movements

1. Castillane
2. Andalouse
3. Aragonaise


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Le Cid is an opera in four acts and ten tableaux by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet, Édouard Blau and Adolphe d'Ennery. It is based on the play of the same name by Pierre Corneille. It was first performed by a star-studded cast at the Paris Opéra on 30 November 1885.

The opera had been seen 150 times by 1919 but faded from the repertory and was not performed again in Paris until the 2015 revival at the Palais Garnier. While the opera itself is not in the standard operatic repertory, the ballet suite is a popular concert and recording piece which includes dances from different regions of Spain.

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. 1040 – 1099), better known as El Cid, or simply Rodrigo, was a Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. Born a member of the minor nobility, El Cid was brought up at the court of King Ferdinand the Great and served Ferdinand's son, Sancho II of León and Castile. He rose to become the commander and royal standard-bearer of Castile upon Sancho's ascension in 1065. Rodrigo went on to lead the Castilian military campaigns against Sancho's brothers, Alfonso VI of León and García II of Galicia, as well as in the Muslim kingdoms in Al-Andalus. He became renowned for his military prowess in these campaigns, which helped expand Castilian territory at the expense of the Muslims and Sancho's brothers' kingdoms.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • California: SCSBOA Band Music List Grade 5
  • Florida: VI
  • Maryland: VI
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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