Daphnis et Chloe, Suite II

From Wind Repertory Project
Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel (arr. Masato Sato)

General Info

Year: 1912 / 1999
Duration: c. 16:40
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Brain Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental (JP¥50,000)


1. Lever du jour – 6:15
2. Pantomime – 6:35
3. Danse generale – 4:15


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Alto Flute
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Harp I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Castanets
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Daphnis et Chloe was completed and premiered in 1912 as a commission from Sergei Diaghliev for the Ballets Russes. This “choreographic symphony” is the largest orchestral work Ravel wrote and serves the greatest example of Ravel’s remarkable ear for orchestral sounds and of the subtlety with which he shades and colors his canvas. The final dance of the ballet, Danse générale, is a tour de force of colorful textures, energetic chromaticism, and a pulsing 5/4 rhythm, ultimately accentuating the bacchanalian rites of this springtime of love between Daphnis and Chloe.

- Program Note by the Clear Creek High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 20 December 2013

Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act with three parts (scenes) by Maurice Ravel described as a "symphonie chorégraphique" (choreographic symphony). The scenario was adapted by Michel Fokine from a romance by the Greek writer Longus thought to date from around the 2nd century AD. Scott Goddard published a contemporary commentary that discussed the changes to the story that Fokine made to prepare a workable ballet scenario. It was premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris by his Ballets Russes on 8 June 1912.

The story concerns the love between the goatherd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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