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Alex Poelman

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Subtitle: Solo for Horn

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 18:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €220.54   |   Score Only (print) - €34.35


1. France 1414
2. Jeanne
3. The Garden
4. Voice of God
5. To Battle
6. The Battle
7. Hit by an Arrow
8. Return to the Field
9. Jeanne Captured
10. Execution
11. Saint Jeanne


Full Score
Solo Horn
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III,

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) is a consistent solo piece for French horn and symphonic band. The score evokes the life story of the 14th -entury French heroine and freedom fighter. God orders her to deliver her people from the English oppressors. Driven by a strong will, the French gain one victory after another, but in the end the French get fed up with Jeanne’s desire for liberty. She is betrayed and handed over to the English. At her trial she refuses to swear the oath and is condemned to the stake. Joan of Arc is canonized by the Catholic Church as late as in 1920.

In the score the heroine is represented by the solo French horn. The horn’s many-sided characteristics, ranging from romantic sounds to heroic passages in the upper register, are demonstrated throughout the different parts of the story.

Jeanne d’Arc was premiered by the symphonic band Wilhelmina Glanerburg with the fantastic French horn soloist René Pagen in 2006.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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