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Prayers in Villefranche

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Andrew David Perkins

Arranged by Andrew David Perkins

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Apollo Studios
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $120.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This emotional work was inspired by the composer's visit to the cathedral de Notre Dame Des Calades in the idyllic French village of Villefrance-sur-Saone. While there he observed a pair of worshippers singing a beautiful polyphonic chant. In the composer's words, this work "relives that sanctified moment, dislocated from time and space."

A peaceful opening section begins with a gentle melody stated by flutes and clarinets. The full ensemble soon enters as the piece explores a variety of contrasting textures and dynamic levels before moving to a glorious final section followed by a soft, delicate conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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