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Belle qui tiens ma vie

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Jehan Tabourot

Jehan Tabourot (arr. Bob Margolis)

This title translates from the French as Beauty Who Has My Life

General Info

Year: 1588 / 1999
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Belle qui tiens ma vie ("Beauty who has my life") was first published in Arbeau's famous treatise on dance, Orchésographie. It is a stately pavane composed in duple meter, and is the only four-part arrangement included in his book.

The original pavane consists of two sections, each repeated twice. Arbeau erote the tune in alla breve and set the accompaniment with a repeated rhythm that he refers to as "one white note and two blacks." Musicians probably performed this rhythm on the tabor drum.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

  • Texas: II. Complete


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  • Arbeau, T.; Margolis, B. (1984). Belle qui tiens ma vie = (Beauty who has my life) : Concert Band [score]. Manhattan Beach Music: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Jehan Tabourot." Accessed 4 January 2017
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 270-278.