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Rameau - Les Indes galantes Suite

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By Jean-Philippe Rameau

Oboe, Timpani, Hand Percussion, String Orchestra - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Arranged by Gianmaria Griglio. Baroque Period. Score, Set of Parts. 151 pages. Published by Gianmaria Griglio (S0.736413).

Item Number: S0.736413

Les Indes Galantes (French: "The Amorous Indies") is an opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau. It takes the form of an opéra-ballet with a prologue and (in its final form) four entrées (acts). Following an allegorical prologue, the four entrées have distinct and separate plots, but are unified by the theme of love in exotic places (The Ottoman Empire, Peru, Persia, and North America).

Rameau wrote several versions between 1735 and 1736 and the opera enjoyed eventually many successful performances. As it often happens, an orchestral suite was composed with the most famous pieces: however, there are quite a few different versions of the suite, including one re-orchestrated by none other than Paul Dukas.

The current version makes use of material both from 1735 and from 1736 and it includes the following parts:

Entrée de 4 nations
Air pour les esclaves africains
Air pour deux Polonais
Ritournelle pour le Turc genereux
Tambourines I
Tambourines II
Air des Incas
Air pour les sauvages

This arrangement is for 2 oboes, 1 percussion (timpano/tambourine) and strings.
Bowings are included in both score and parts.

In the video, one of the most famous pieces: "
Air pour les sauvages"


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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 19, 2021 Great work

    Really good job in doing this. I also appreciate the bowings, saves a lot of rehearsal time.

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  • December 15, 2020 What a work

    The selection of pieces for this suite is excellent. The orchestration very refined. This makes for a great concert piece without having to go through the original one (which for me is way too long)

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