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Marche des contrebandiers from Carmen by Georges Bizet GB 9 for Woodwind Quintet

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By Georges Bizet

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Woodwind Ensemble,Woodwind Quintet - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Arranged by Woods Only. Concert, Musical/Show, Romantic Period, Standards, World. 24 pages. Woods Only Music #6495085. Published by Woods Only Music (A0.956908).

Item Number: A0.956908

The "Marche des Contrebandiers" or "Écoute, compagnon" (Smugglers' March) is the first movement of suite no. 2 of the opera Carmen. This version made for woodwind quintet preserves the essence of the original work, where it can be played by intermediate students and professional teachers. It is recommended for recitals and academic or professional concerts.

Carmen is an opera in four acts by French composer Georges Bizet, with libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on Prosper Mérimée's novel of the same name. It premiered in 1875 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. The transgressive character of the protagonist provoked severe criticism at the opera's premiere in March 1875. Popular acclaim did not come until October of that year, when it was staged in Vienna to the applause of Brahms, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, and Nietzsche. However, Bizet, who had died in June, was unable to see the success of his work, which would make a triumphant return to the stages of Paris in 1883.

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