Danse des Sauvages

Baroque, Classical
Baroque opéra-ballet for clarinets!
Rameau, J.P.
(Eb) 6x Cl (Acl) 2x Bcl (Eb CA / Bb Cb . Drum)
4 minutes



“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.

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

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:

Standard parts
Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2
Clarinet in Bb 3
Clarinet in Bb 4
Clarinet in Bb 5
Clarinet in Bb 6
Bass Clarinet in Bb 1
Bass Clarinet in Bb 2

Alternative & optional parts
Clarinet in Eb (optional)
Alto Clarinet in Eb (optional)
Contrabass Clarinet in Bb (optional & alternative to ContraAlto Clarinet in Eb)
ContraAlto Clarinet in Eb (optional & alternative to Contrabass Clarinet in Bb)
Drum (optional)


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