These 3 selections from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne orchestral suites are a great addition to any concert, and are typically performed during the holiday season. The compilation includes the Prelude and Carillon from the 1st Suite and the Farandole from the 2nd Suite.
These 3 selections from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne orchestral Suites are a great addition to any concert, and are typically performed during the holiday season. The compilation includes the Prelude and Carillon from the 1st Suite and Farandole from the 2nd Suite. The Prelude starts with a forceful theme from a solo horn and continues with 3 variations, one of which gives the tuba a lovely opportunity to be featured. The 1st trumpet glides over bell-tone backgrounds in Carillon with commanding and driving eighth-notes. The main theme returns in the Farandole in a grand unison and quickly shifts to a running flurry of notes in a race to the finish!
*Note: This arrangement can be heard recorded by CSB on our “Christmas on Copper Street, Vol. 2” album, available on our website or anywhere you get your music online.
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|1st Trumpet in Bb|
|2nd Trumpet in Bb|
|Optional Percussion||Snare, Triangle, Tambourine, Bass Drum|
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|Meter||Simple (4/4, 3/4, 2/4), no meter changes|
|Keys||Up to two flats|
|Tempo||Andante to Moderato|
|Rhythms||Simple, mostly whole / half / quarter notes|
|Scoring||Clear and traditional|
|Range||No extremes, generally stays in a comfortable octave, and no wide leaps|
|Meter||Simple + easy compound (4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, 9/8), a few easy meter changes|
|Keys||Two sharps to three flats|
|Tempo||Andante to Allegro|
|Rhythms||Adding some triplets and sixteenths|
|Scoring||Mostly traditional, more horn or trombone melody, a few exposed solos|
|Range||Stays in a generally comfortable 1.5 - 2 octaves, no leaps of more than a 6th|
|Meter||All except rapidly changing meters or the extremely complex|
|Keys||Four sharps to five flats|
|Tempo||Adagio to Presto|
|Rhythms||Most rhythms, no complex 16th-note passages, easy double/triple tonguing|
|Scoring||Exposed solos, extended horn and low brass (incl. tuba) melodies|
|Range||All notes in playable range, wide leaps of an octave or more|
|Meter||Any, with any changes between|
|Keys||Any (still generally stays away from the most extreme keys that don't sound as good on brass)|
|Tempo||Molto Largo to Molto Vivace|
|Rhythms||Any complex duple or compound rhythms, fast double/triple tonguing|
|Scoring||Very exposed, unusual orchestration, long cadenzas or solos|
|Range||All notes including extremes, very wide leaps, extreme flexibility required (sounds fun doesn't it?)|