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March and Procession of Bacchus (arr Clark)

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Léo Delibes

Léo Delibes (arr. Clark)

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General Info

Year: 1878 / 1918
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: BOVACO Music Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

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Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
E-flat Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Tenor Horn
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Delibes’ ballet Sylvia was first produced at the Paris Opera in 1876. The plot tells of Sylvia, a beautiful huntress who is captured and abducted by Orion, the huntsman. Amyntas, who is in love with her, pursues her and her captor to a wooded area on the sea coast. At this point a festival to Bacchus is held. This is the point in the ballet where the March and Procession of Bacchus is performed. A ship approaches. Erose, disguised as a pirate, and several veiled slave women disembark. One of the slaves dances for Amynas. She then lifts her veil to reveal that she is Sylvia.

When it was first performed, Sylvia was a triumph. It, along with his earlier ballet Coppelia, permanently established Delibes as the foremost French composer of ballet music.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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  • Mississippi Community (Jackson) Symphonic Band (David P. Miller, conductor) – 19 August 2017

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