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Jacques Ibert

Jacques Ibert (arr. Lewis/ed. Ward)

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The title translates from the French as "Ports of Call."

General Info

Year: 1922
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Rome - Palerme
2. Tunis - Nefta
3. Valencia


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Following the end of World War I, Jacques Ibert was awarded the Prix de Rome and spent the next three years at the Villa Medici. It was during that three-year period that he traveled extensively in Italy, Spain, and Tunisia. His symphonic work Escales (Ports of Call) was completed in 1922, following a Mediterranean cruise.

Inspired by the natural beauty of Palermo, Tunisia, and Valencia, Ibert created a musical travelogue that brings to mind vivid images of exotic ports as seen through the eyes of a young man as he begins to explore the world. Escales was first performed in 1924 and is Ibert’s most popular piece of music.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


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State Ratings

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