Farandole (arr Bocook)

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. Jay Bocook)

Subtitle: From L'Arlesienne

General Info

Year: 1872 / 2002
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The incidental music to Alphonse Daudet's play L'Arlésienne (usually translated as 'The Girl from Arles') was composed by Georges Bizet for the first performance of the play on 1 October 1872 at the Vaudeville Theatre. It consists of 27 numbers (some only a few bars) for voice, chorus, and small orchestra, ranging from short solos to longer entr'actes. Bizet himself played the harmonium backstage at the premiere performance.

L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2, also written for full orchestra, was arranged and published in 1879, four years after Bizet's death, by Ernest Guiraud, using Bizet's original themes (although not all of them were from the L'Arlésienne incidental music). The second suite is generally credited to Bizet since he wrote the themes and the basic orchestration. The Farandole (an open-chain community dance popular in Provence, France) is the fourth movement of the suite.

- Program Notes from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: V


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  • Atlanta (Ga.) Wind Symphony (David Kehler, conductor) - 3 December 2023
  • Stuart (Fla.) Community Concert Band (Jim LeBon, conductor) - 7 December 2019
  • Troy (N.Y.) High School Concert Band – 3 December 2015

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