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Farandole (arr Longfield)

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. Robert Longfield)

Subtitle: From L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2

General Info

Year: 1872 / 1993
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On October 1, 1872, the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris offered Daudet’s Provençale drama L’Arlesienne with incidental music by Bizet. His music for this production was not highly regarded. Later in 1872, Bizet took four numbers and rescored them for full orchestra, and presented them as a symphonic suite. The suite was so enthusiastically received that it became Bizet’s first substantial success.

After Bizet’s death, his friend, Ernest Guiraud arranged four more numbers from L’Arlesienne into a second suite. While this suite has never been as popular as the first, the second movement, Agnus Dei, and the fourth movement, Farandole, which is a lively Provençale dance, are still performed widely.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Oklahoma: III-A


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  • University of Toledo (Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Jason Stumbo, conductor) - 7 December 2022
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