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Cajun Folk Songs: Belle

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Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli

Subtitle: Movement 2 from Cajun Folk Songs, Part One

General Info

Year: 1991 / 2002 / 2020
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manhattan Beach Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00

Instrumentation (Adaptable Band)

Each wind section contains four parts (I-II-III-IV)

Full Score
C Treble Clef

  • Flute
  • Oboe

B-flat Treble Clef

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet

E-flat Treble Clef

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone

F Treble Clef

  • F Horn

C Bass Clef

  • Bassoon
  • Low Brass


  • Timpani
  • Mallets
  • Percussion I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Belle is about a man who goes away to Texas only to receive word of his sweetheart's illness, forcing him to return to Louisiana. Finding her unconscious upon his return, he pawns his horse to try to save her, to no avail.

The folk melody is sometimes varied rhythmically, texturally, and coloristically, and an original melody is added for variety.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Pittsburg (Kan.) State University Wind Ensemble - 24 September 2020

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