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Petite Suite: Jeux d'Enfants

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. Geoffrey Brand)

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This work bears the designation Opus 22.

General Info

Year: 1871 / 1999
Duration: c. 7:55
-- av 810-720--> Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano four-hands
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


1. Marche – Trompette and Tambour (Trumpet and Drum) – 2:20
2. Duo – Petit Mari, Petite Femme - 4:00
3. Galop – La Bal (The Ball) – 1:55


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Jeux d'enfants was originally written in 1871 as a suite of 12 pieces for piano duet. Two years later Bizet scored five of the pieces for orchestra to create a petite suite.

Each work shows Bizet's enormous skill as a miniaturist, the music exuding a concentration of power and atmosphere. Wit, warmth, charm, beautiful melody, vivacity; all of these and more are abundantly evident. No wonder Jeux d'enfants has been rated as "a little masterpiece."

Three of the movements are included in this arrangement. Each is complete within itself; together the contrasting styles and moods create an attractive concert suite.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Texas: V. Complete


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  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor) - 30 January 2022

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