Pas des Cymbales

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Cécile Chaminade

Cécile Chaminade (arr. Di Scala)

This work bears the designation Op. 36, No. 2, (W48).

General Info

Year: 1887 / 2016
Duration: 5:20
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - contact Nick Di Scala,


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (2 on a part)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef)
Double Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Timpani
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Concert Bass Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Piatti
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Castanets


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Pas des Cymbales began as a piano duet. According to the Library of Congress, its orchestrated version became the 4th movement of the suite from the ballet Callirhoë (W50). It is in the style of a paso doble. This transcription used the orchestrated version as a reference, not the original piano duet.

- Program Note by arranger


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State Ratings

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  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) – 17 July 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


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