Les Oiseaux

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Title

Les Oiseaux

Publication

Les Oiseaux

No. of pieces

1

Type

Pedal

Category

  • Harp + 1

Instrumentation

  • Harp and Flute

Composer

Chausson Ernest

Arranger

John McCabe

Standard

Duration

5 mins 15 secs

Programme notes

Composed by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899). Arranged by John McCabe
Chausson wrote some interludes for flute and harp for a production of Aristophanes' The Birds, performed at Le Petit Theatre de la Galerie Vivienne, Paris, in 1889. At the request of Emily Beynon, working from the original manuscript, which is held in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, John McCabe has made a single concert piece using some of this incidental music, a kind of continuous suite rather than a single movement.

Other notes

Publisher

Novello

Editor

Cover

Score

YouTube

SoundCloud

ISMN

Publisher catalogue No.

NOV956604

Publication year

Notable performances

The first performance of this realisation was given on 21st January 2005 at Tunstall Parish Church, Sittingbourne, Kent at a concert of the Sittingbourne Music Society - the artists were Emily Beynon (flute) and Catherine Beynon (harp).

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