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Etienne Crausaz

Etienne Crausaz

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General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: 20:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Beriato Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €347.00   |   Score Only (print) - €52.00


1. The Witch Catillon
2.. The Chalamala
3. The Count Michael


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

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This three-movement work by the Swiss composer Etienne Crausaz reflects three true stories and fascinating legends from the Middle Ages. The first movement tells the dramatic story of the "witch" Catherine "Catillon" Repond (1662-1731). She was the last woman ever to be executed for sorcery. In the second movement, the famous court jester Girard Chalamala occupies center stage. This jester, the last one at the castle of Count Greyerz, could make everyone laugh.

The third movement tells the story of Count Michael. He went down in history as a spendthrift bon-vivant. His burden of debt became so high that he did a moonlight flit and never came back!

- Program Note by World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)

Commissioned by 'Concert Band Freiburg' (Switzerland) and Bertrand Galley (president), on the occasion of their 20th anniversary.

- Program Note from score


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