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Elephant and the Fly, The

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Henri Kling

Henri Kling (arr. Louis-Philippe Laurendeau)

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This work bears the designation Op. 520 and the subtitle Duo Characteristique.

General Info

Year: 187? / 1903
Duration: c. 11:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

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Full Score
Solo C Piccolo
Solo Tuba
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornets Solo-I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Horn in F
Tenor Horn
Trombone I-II-III
Drums, including

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This arrangement of The Elephant and the Fly is a piccolo-tuba duet.


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State Ratings

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  • Westchester Symphonic Winds (Tarrytown, N.Y.) (Curt Ebersole, conductor; Katrina Owens, piccolo; Keith Kile, tuba) - 13 May 2023
  • Karl King Band (Fort Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold Jimmerson, conductor; Paul Bloomquist, tuba; Megan Benz, piccolo) - 20 February 2022
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Wind Ensemble (John R. Locke, conductor; Erika Boysen, piccolo; Justin Worley, tuba) – 20 October 2016
  • Greater Fort Worth Community Band (Christine Beason, conductor) - 5 May 2013
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Randy Brion, conductor; Nancy Smee, flute: Zachary Zeman, tuba) - 28 January 2006

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