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Danse des Sauvages

clarinet ensemble edition

Genres: Baroque, Classical
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Danse des Sauvages


"Danse des Sauvages" is from the final entrée from Rameau's opéra-ballet "Les Indes galantes" ("The Amorous Indies"), first performed in the Palais-Royale in Paris on 23rd August 1735.

The music sets the scene: the stage showing a grove in a forest in America, on the borders of the French and Spanish colonies, where the ceremony of the Peace Pipe is about to be celebrated.

Edition Notes

This arrangement is scored for a minimum of 8 clarinets, but comes with additional optional and alternative parts for larger clarinet ensembles.

The full instrumentations is as follows:
Clarinet in Eb (optional)
Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2
Clarinet in Bb 3
Clarinet in Bb 4
Clarinet in Bb 5
Clarinet in Bb 6
Alto Clarinet in Eb (optional)
Bass Clarinet in Bb 1
Bass Clarinet in Bb 2
Contra-alto Clarinet in Eb or Contrabass Clarinet in Bb (optional)
Drum (optional)


(Eb.Cl) 6xCl (A.Cl) 2xBs.Cl (C-a.Cl/Cb.Cl) (U.Perc)


3 min, 30 sec

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