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Mouvements Perpetuels

By Francis Poulenc

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Orchestra, Ensemble
Composed by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Classical. Score Only. Composed 2002. Chester Music #MUSCH00089. Published by Chester Music (BT.MUSCH00089).

Item Number: BT.MUSCH00089

The Mouvements Perpetuels is a short three-movement suite originally composed for solo Piano by the French composer Francis Poulenc, premiered in Paris in December 1918, when Poulenc wasonly19. The suite was an immediate success with public and performers, and it remains one of the composer's most popular works.

Each of the three pieces in the suite ends inconclusively, leaving the music unresolved, tolingerin our ears and minds. The suite takes about five minutes in performance. The light-hearted miniature is adapted here for an ensemble of 9 instruments Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, C Bass whichgives it more dimension and makes it even more interesting.

Francis Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. In his early works Poulenc became known for his high spirits and irreverence. During the1930sa much more serious side to his nature emerged, particularly in the religious music he composed from 1936 onwards, which he alternated with his more light-hearted works.

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