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Carmen, Celebration, A

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. and adapt. John Cacavas)


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Some of the most famous themes ever written come alive in this fantastic medley. Arranged in a charming, light style, it really makes the most of the music and your band. There's The Chorus of the Street Boys, Habanera, Gypsy Song, Toreador Song, March and The Procession of the Bulls.

- Program Note from publisher


There are very few operas having the multitude of famous themes as Carmen by Georges Bizet. The opera was premiered in Paris in 1875 and was not a success; however, it was highly praised by Tchaikovsky and Wagner. Brahms claimed to have seen it 21 times.

The forcefulness of the music lends itself admirably to the concert band idiom. Here, the strongest melodies from this great work have been woven into a musical tapestry that will please players and audiences alike.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


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State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Michigan: Junior High AA


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