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Charles Lecocq

Charles Lecocq (arr. Fonder)


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Subtitle: From 'La Fille de Madame Angot' Ballet Suite (1872)


General Info

Year: 1872 / 2015
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The can-can is a type of chorus line dance specific to French operettas and ballets where female dancers wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings. It is a physically demanding dance that features high kicking, skirt shaking and other lively body movements.

This dynamic setting of Lecocq’s Can-Can! from his operetta La Fille de Madame Angot is ideal as an enjoyable change-of-pace number. The arranger’s treatment of this dance capitalizes on its energetic nature to create a virtuosic tour-de-force for band.

- Program Note by publisher and The Instrumentalist


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 70.10 (2016): 42. Print
  • Perusal score