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Un Petit Café a Paris

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Jeremy Bell

Jeremy Bell

Subtitle: A Small Café in Paris

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $84.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


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Program Notes

Un Petit Café à Paris is a fun and engaging waltz that captures the atmosphere of a small Parisian café through the very recognizable style of the Bal-musette. The musette is a small goatskin bagpipe that was brought to Paris by the Auvergnat immigrants, who came to the great city looking for work and subsequently opened small dance halls known as bal musettes. Although these dance halls fetured many different types of dances, including bourées, polkas and mazurkas, the most popular style was the waltz.

Un Petit Café a Paris was inspired by the cheerful and whimsical style of these waltzes, Normally valse-musettes are written in minor keys and carry a tone of underlying sadness, but I wanted to write a piece that was more playful and light-hearted. What resulted is a fun and energetic Parisian waltz that I thoroughly enjoyed writing.

- Program Note by composer

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