Orient et Occident; Marche, Op. 25
Wind Symphony or Band (30 players): 2+1, 2, 2+Eb, 1 - ATBt saxophone - 3, 2+3, 3+2, 2 - percussion(2) - Grade 3
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Marches; Original Works. Maecenas Classic. Romantic, French. Full score. Composed 1869. Duration 8 minutes. Published by Maecenas (MT.C0009-FSC).
Item Number: MT.C0009-FSC
The Great Paris Exhibition introduced western Europe to Eastern culture, and gave Saint-Saens the idea for this splendid March. It combines the fluency, freshness and craftsmanship of his best writing with an endearing charm not often associated with his later music. Hokum of course, but an absolute delight. This edition is cued for bands of almost any size and range of ability, whilst allowing performances of total authenticity. Edited buy Timothy Reynish, who has provided an intriguing and helpful introduction. A gem.