Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Can Can!

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Charles Lecocq

Charles Lecocq (arr. Fonder)

This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.

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


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum


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 from publisher and The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer


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