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Dixtour pour Instruments à Vent

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Claude Arrieu

Claude Arrieu

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General Info

Year: 1967 / 1970
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Billaudot Editeur
Cost: Score and Parts - $10.00


1. Allegretto moderato - 1:52
2. Moderato - 3:01
3. Andante - 3:04
4. Cantabile - 2:04
5. Allegro Risoluto - 2:10


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Trumpet
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Arrieu’s Dixtuor pour Instruments à Vent is scored for two flutes, oboe, two clarinets, two bassoons, horn, trumpet, and trombone, and very well may be the only published piece written for that combination of instruments. Composed in 1967, the work exhibits musical flow and elegance of structure that typified Parisian neo-classicism. A wide variety of textures are explored within the five movements and show Arrieu’s ability to create new and interesting tone colors with only a handful of instruments.

- Program Note by Robert Ambrose

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Wind Symphony (Shanti Simon, conductor) - 22 April 2021
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Chamber Winds (Jeff Osarczuk, conductor) - 1 April 2021
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Madison Argo, conductor) - 13 November 2020
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Symphony Band Chamber Winds (Kim Fleming, conductor) – 4 October 2019
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Winds (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) – 26 September 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Chamber Winds(Richard Clary, conductor) – 19 February 2018
  • University of Michigan Concert Band (Courtney Snyder, conductor) – 7 October 2015
  • Neoteric Chamber Winds (St. Paul, Minn.) - 18 August 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Arrieu, C. (1970). Dixtour pour Instruments à Vents [score]. G. Billaudot Editeur: Paris.