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Farandole (arr Iasilli)

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. Gerardo Iasilli)


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General Info

Year: 1872 / 1936
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

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Errata

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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


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Kings Park Concert Band (Springfield, Va.) (Rich Bergman, conductor) – 8 December 2016


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Resources

  • Bizet, G.; Iasilli, G. (1936). L'arlésienne : Suite de Concert No. 2 : Part 2, Farandole [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • L'Arlésienne (Bizet), Wikipedia Accessed 20 December 2016