Orchestra Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III, Teno
From the Algerian Suite. Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by Merle J. Isaac. Carl Fischer Band Edition. Classical. Score and parts. With Standard notation. Opus 60. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.C142).
Item Number: CF.C142
ISBN 0825829658. Key: C major.
Marche Militaire Francaise is the fourth and final movement of the Algerian Suite. The first three movements depict the native Algerian scene, which the composer knew well; he made several sojourns in North Africa. This stirring finale, however, turns to the French army for inspiration. The suite was composed about 1879, during the period after the Franco-Prussian War, the stage dominated French music. In 1871 Saint-Saens, with Bussine, founded the Societe Nationale de Musique to encourage instrumental composers. This, along with his compositions, had much to do with the progress of symphonic music in France.