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J'ai Vu Le Loup (brass ensemble)

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By Anonymous

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2 Bb trumpets, 2 horns in F, trombone, tuba - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Anonymous. Arranged by Kathleen Arends & Drake Mabry. Renaissance, Early Music, World, Folk, European. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Drake Mabry Productions (S0.435983).

Item Number: S0.435983

This is the brass ensemble version of J'ai Vu Le Loup (I saw the Wolf). "J'ai Vu Le Loup” is an old French song in which the Gregorian chant tune of "Dies Irae" becomes a lively dance. The lyrics describe seeing the wolf, the fox, and the hare (possibly the King, the Church, and the Landlord) eating, drinking, and dancing. Variations of this song seem to exist from as early as the 13th century and can be found in several European countries as well as in modern Cajun and Quebec French versions. Even modern pop and rap performers have made use of it. This brass ensemble arrangement begins simply, then builds throughout to a frenzied, syncopated finale. Each part has its own interest.

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