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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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Saxophone Nonet + Flute, 2 Piccolos, Contrabassoon - Digital Download
Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Arranged by Richard Byrnes. Score, Set of Parts. 39 pages. Published by R. Byrnes Music, LLC (S0.300591).

Item Number: S0.300591

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 reoccuring focal point, much like the constant swing of the hook in the wind. It's dark, foreboding, and absolutely beautiful. This will challege 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.

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