KM 105

 

MARCH AND CORTEGE OF BACCHUS from "Sylvia"

 

CLÉMENT PHILIBERT LÉO DELIBES

Transcribed by Shinji Kasama

Grade 4

Duration 6:00

   Instrumentation

 01    Piccolo

 22    E-Flat Clarinet

 02    Flute

 23    Alto Clarinet

 03    Oboe

 24    1st Horn in E-Flat [14]
 04    Bassoon

 25    2nd Horn in E-Flat [15]

 05    1st Clarinet

 26    1st Trombone in B-Flat (B.C.) [16]

 06    2nd Clarinet

 27    2nd Trombone in B-Flat (B.C.) [17]

 07    3rd Clarinet

 28    1st Trombone in B-Flat (T.C.) [16]

 08    Bass Clarinet

 29    2nd Trombone in B-Flat (T.C.) [17]

 09    Alto Saxophone

 30    Euphonium in B-Flat (B.C.) [18]

 10    Tenor Saxophone

 31    Euphonium in B-Flat (T.C.) [18]

 11    Baritone Saxophone

 32    Tuba in E-Flat (B.C.) [19]

 12    1st Trumpet

 33    Tuba in E-Flat (T.C.) [19]

 13    2nd Trumpet

 34    Tuba in B-Flat (B.C.) [19]

 14    1st Horn in F

 35    Tuba in B-Flat (T.C.) [19]

 15    2nd Horn in F

 36    String Bass

 16    1st Trombone

 37    Harp
 17    2nd Trombone  
 18    Euphonium  
 19    Tuba

 

 20    Timpani  
 21    Percussion *  

 * Percussion: Triangle, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Crash Cymbals

 

March and Cortege of Bacchus (sometimes called March and Procession of Bacchus) by Léo Delibes is a popular classical piece that has been transcribed for band many times.  Because of Delibes' gorgeous and glorious music with luxurious orchestration in the original, many band directors believe that this piece is suitable for only large bands.  However, this transcription proves otherwise.  Even with a small number of instruments and players, the glory of the original remains, because what's essential in this music is "elegance" not "power."

 

While this transcription is transposed a half step down from the original key, it's not otherwise simplified.

 

The parts in bold are necessary for this transcription; in other words, this transcription can be performed with as few as 15 players.  This transcription is also suitable for a medium sized, or even large band for outdoor performance.

 

Parts No. 2237 are optional.  No. 2435 are transposed from the original parts which are indicated in brackets, with or without modification.

 

Sample Score

 

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