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Jean Françaix

Jean Françaix


Subtitle: Petite Fantaisie pour Contrebasse et instruments à Vent sur la Sérénade de 'Don Giovanni'


General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schott
Cost: Score and Parts - €32.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Double Bass


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Little to no historical information is available regarding the inception of Françaix’s Mozart new-look. The composition is very short (less than three minutes in duration) and is composed for double bass solo with wind dectet accompaniment. It is unknown for whom (if anyone in particular) the double bass solo was originally composed. The musical material in Mozart new-look is based on the aria Deh, vieni alIa finestra from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. Françaix also quotes the aria Près des remparts de Seville from Act I of Bizet’s opera Carmen.

- Program Note by Temple University Wind Symphony: Chamber Winds concert program, 15 July 2015


Awards


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Lynn University (Boca Raton, Fla.) Wind Ensemble (Kenneth Amis, conductor) – 7 September 2019
  • New England Conservatory (Boston, Mass.) Symphonic Winds (William Drury, conductor) – 28 February 2017
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.) Chamber Winds (Emily Threinen, conductor; Michael Chaffin, double bass) – 15 July 2015 - WASBE Conference, San Jose, Calif.


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Françaix, J.; Mozart, W. (1983). Mozart New-Look : Petite Fantaisie pour Contrebasse et Instruments À Vent sur la Sérénade de "Don Giovanni" [score]. Schott: Mainz.