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Le Gibet (Gaspard de la Nuit) for Saxophone Nonet + Flute, 2 Piccolos, Contrabassoon

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By Maurice Ravel

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Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Arranged by Richard Byrnes. Contemporary. Score and parts. 39 pages. Richard Byrnes #3412087. Published by Richard Byrnes (A0.830664).

Item Number: A0.830664

Le Gibet is the second movement from Maurice Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit". This version adds 2 piccolo, a flute, and a contrabassoon to a saxophone nonet (2Picc,Fl,2SSx,3ASx,2TSx,BiSx,BsSx,Cbn).

The gibet was a hook (gibbet), usually found near the entrance of a medieval town upon which some law offender would be suspended so as to warn visitors and the inhabitants not to offend. The ostinato throughout serves as a reoccurring focal point, much like the constant swing of the hook in the wind. It's dark, foreboding, and absolutely beautiful. This will challenge your ensemble in determining how loud pianissimo is.

Please peruse the pages and listen to the recording of the score that is offered to determine whether this arrangement can work for your ensemble.

In addition to Le Gibet by Ravel, we offer works by J.S.Bach, Debussy, Fauré, Glinka, Gottschalk, Granados, Lotti, Mozart, RichardStrauss, and Turina.

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