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Danse Macabre

Symphonic Poem

By Camille Saint-Saens

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Violin (optional) and Concert Band - Grade 5
Symphonic Poem. Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by Gerhart Drijvers. Full score. Duration 7:00. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM103-SCORE).

Item Number: BF.BM103-SCORE

For the Danse Macabre, Saint-Saens turned to the !Dance of the Death!, which appears in various versions in the Art of the later Middle Ages. Saint-Saens evokes (using the xylophone) the midnight cavorting of skeletons in a churchyard, interrupted by the first crowing of the cock announcing the dawn.

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