Richilde Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Gabriel Parés

Gabriel Parés (arr. Tomohiro Tatebe)

General Info

Year: 1884 [1894?] / 2011
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo/Brain
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $140.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II
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 (I doubles Flugelhorn)
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Richilde Overture remains to be a favorite amongst Parés’ many works. This dramatic piece, in standard overture style, is strongly late romantic. The beginning horn statement and successive themes, all superbly orchestrated, draw towards a profound conclusion.

The overture’s original instrumentation followed that of Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, with frequent use of the saxophone family. Such full instrumentation sought an orchestral sound and effect. This arrangement uses contemporary wind orchestra instrumentation to preserve the atmosphere of the original.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Symphonic Band (Isaiah Odajima, conductor) – 19 September 2019

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