La Boutique Fantasque (arr Godfrey)
The title translates as "The Fantastic Toy Shop."
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chapell & Co.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.
For availability information, see Discussion area.
1. Danse Cosaque
5. Can Can
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone or Alto Clarinet
B-flat Tenor Saxophone or Bass Clarinet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
None discovered thus far.
The music of this delightful work was amongst the unpublished MSS [manuscripts] of Rossini. The number had been written for piano, and perhaps put aside by the composer, or, more probably, rejected by the publishers of his period. They were discovered lately and adapted by one of the most advanced of the Italian "Moderns," Otto Respighi, for the use of the Russian ballet in whose repertoire the music has been made an outstanding success. The vitality of these unconventional numbers is most striking; the harmony progressions and the audacious rhythms might easily be accepted as the work of a contemporary writer.
The scene of the ballet is a doll shop in which the customers are caricatures of tourist types. After the closing of the store the dolls wake to a fantastic activity and enact the following dances: Danse Cosaque, Nocturne, Allego non troppo, Mazurka, Tarantelle, Valse Lente, Can Can, Andantino, Galop.
-Program Note from score
None discovered thus far.
- South Carolina: V
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Works for Winds by this Composer
- Barber of Seville (arr. Meyrelles) (1816/1899)
- Barber of Seville, The (arr. Williams) (1816/2005)
- Barber of Seville Overture (arr. Lake) (1816/1927)
- Barber of Seville Overture, The (arr. Duthoit) (1816/1940)
- The Barber of Seville Overture (arr. Singleton) (1816/2002)
- Figaro in Stereo (adapt. Yoder) (1970)
- Il Barbiere di Siviglia (arr. Cesarini) (1816/2011)
- Inflammatis from "Stabat Mater" (arr. Laurendeau and Meyrelles) (1842/1911)
- Introduction, Theme and Variations (arr. Tamanini) (1819/2017)
- Italian en Argel
- Italian in Algiers (arr. Cailliet) (1952)
- La Boutique Fantasque (arr. Respighi; tr. Mahaffey) (2009)
- La Boutique Fantasque (adapt. Respighi; arr. Godfrey) (1922)
- La Danza (arr. Erickson) (1835/1967)
- La Gazza Ladra (tr. Cailliet) (1817/1954)
- L'Italiana in Algeri (tr. Sedlak; ed. Lonoce) (1813/1992)
- March for the Sultan Abdul Medjid (arr. Townsend) (1851/1967)
- Overture from the Opera "La Gazza Ladra" (arr. Oliver) (1817)
- Overture to "The Barber of Seville" (arr. Sedlak) (1816/1983)
- Overture to "The Italian Girl in Algiers" (arr. Cailliet) (1813/1952)
- Overture to "The Italian Girl in Algiers" (tr Moses-Tobani) (tr. Mose-Tobani) (1813/1898)
- Passo a sei (tr. Dunnigan)
- Scherzo for Band (scored by Schaefer) (1864/1977)
- Semiramide (arr. Safranik; ed. Robertson) (1823/1939)
- Soirées musicales (arr. Britten and Brown) (1830-1835/1946)
- Tancredi Overture (tr. Falcone) (1813/1975)
- Three Marches for the Marriage of the Duke of Orléans (ed. Townsend) (1827/1972)
- Una Voce Poco Fa from "Barber of Seville" (arr. Barrow) (1816/1973)
- William Tell Overture (tr. Sousa and Schissel) (1829/2014)
- William Tell Overture (arr. Elkus) (1829/1988)
- William Tell Overture (arr. Leidzen) (1829/1938)
- Rossini, G.; Respighi, O; Godfrey, D.; Leidzen, E.  Selection, La Boutique Fantasque = (The Fantastic Toy Shop) [score]. [Chappell]: [New York].