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Saint-Saëns: Music For Wind Ensemble

Saint-Saëns: Music For Wind Ensemble

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Camille Saint-Saens was involved in every aspect of French music during his long lifetime, and his frequent travels led to a fascinating mixture of Western music with Moorish and African elements in works such as Orient et Occident and the Suite algérienne. Saint-Saëns wrote few works for winds, but the grand biblical themes of Samson et Dalila, patriotic military traditions and the dignity of a British coronation all lend themselves perfectly to arrangement. In The Carnival of the Animals, the roaring lions are superbly evocative; while his perspectives on English and Scottish dances in ballet movements from Henry VIII are brilliantly imaginative.

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Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 12, 2021


  • UPC: 747313423477


  • Catalog Number: 8574234


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Camile Saint-Saëns


  • Conductor: Jun Märkl


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Band of the RAF College


  • Performer: Band Of The Royal Air Force College, Markl