Suite Francaise by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Arranged by John Higgins. For Concert Band. MusicWorks Grade 3. Grade 3. Score and parts. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4001818).
MusicWorks – Grade 3
Milhaud, who was originally commissioned to write this work for American concert bands in war-torn 1945, employed folk tunes from the French provinces, in hopes of sharing some of the rich culture with the Americans, who so valiantly defended his native land from the Nazis. This edition for young bands includes three of the original five movements: Normandie, Alsace-Lorraine, and Provence. (6:40).