Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques (Five Greek Folk Melodies)

Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques (Five Greek Folk Melodies)

By Maurice Ravel / arr. Maurice Ravel, Manuel Rosenthal, Clinton F. Nieweg Full Orchestra, Solo Voice(s) with Ensemble Conductor Score & Parts Item: 36-A814602
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Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) wrote the first of his CINQ MÉLODIES POPULAIRES GRECQUES (Five Greek Folk Melodies) in 1904 at the urgent request of Pierre Aubry, who wished to illustrate a lecture he was giving on Greek folksong. Initially given five folksongs from which to choose, Ravel supplied a piano accompaniment for them in only thirty-six hours. Having impressed those who supplied the original five, three more were produced, which Ravel also quickly set to piano accompaniment, in a style imitative of the Mediterranean lands, but remaining distinctly French in its execution. The five melodies in this collection were selected from those eight. Ravel had started orchestrating all five as well, completing two, leaving Manuel Rosenthal to complete the the remaining three. Songs in the collection: I. Le Réveil de la Mariée (Wake Up, My Dear), II. Là-bas, vers l'église (Out There, Where the Church Tower), III. Quel galant m'est comparable (Which Gallant Can Compare With Me?), IV. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques (Song of the Lentisk Gatherers), and V. Tout gai! (Be Gay!). These Ravel/Rosenthal orchestrations have been here edited by Clinton Nieweg. Instrumentation: 2(dPicc).2(2dEH).2.2: Timp.Perc(3): Hp.Clst: Str (9-8-7-6-5 in set): Solo Voice (available separately).

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Series: Edwin F. Kalmus - Kalmus Vocal Library
Composed by: Maurice Ravel
Arranged by: Manuel Rosenthal, Clinton F. Nieweg
Ensemble: Full Orchestra
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrumentation: Full Orchestra, Solo Voice(s) with Ensemble
Item Number: 36-A814602
UPC: 735816165673

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