Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte (Pavanne for a Dead Princess). Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Arranged by Jerry Brubaker. Concert Band. For concert band (3 - 1st flute, 3 - 2nd flute, 2 - oboe, 2 - bassoon, 3 - 1st clarinet, 3 - 2nd clarinet, 3 - 3rd clarinet, 1 - alto clarinet, 2- bass clarinet, 2 - 1st alto saxophone, 2 - 2nd alto saxophone, 1 - tenor saxophone, 1 - baritone saxophone, 3 - . Concert Band; Masterworks. Belwin Concert Band. Impressionistic. Grade 3. Conductor's score and set of performance parts. 120 pages. Duration 4:21:00. Published by Belwin Music (AP.24764).
Maurice Ravel was only 24 when his piano solo "Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte," which translated means Pavanne for a dead princess, became the rage of the drawing rooms and salons of Paris in 1899, but the work already held the unmistakable stamp of his style. Ravel orchestrated the work in 1910. Jerry Brubaker presents this lovely work in a Concert band setting with all of the lush melodies and harmonies of the original work but with simplified ranges and a comfortable key. A marvelous choice for a truly beautiful piece of impressionistic literature!