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Orient et OccidentGrande Marche for Wind Band (1869)

Saint-Saens ed. Reynish

The Great Paris Exhibition introduced western Europe to Eastern culture, and gave Saint-Saëns the idea for this splendid March. It combines the fluency, freshness and craftsmanship of his best writing with an endearing charm not often associated with his later music. Hokum of course, but an absolute delight. This edition is cued for bands of almost any size and range of ability, whilst allowing performances of total authenticity. Edited buy Timothy Reynish, who has provided an intreguing and helpful introduction. A gem.

Grade AB 6-7 US 4

7 - 8 minutes


Set and Score

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CD: Chandos CHAN 9897 (RNCM/Reynish)
CD: Doyen AMSCD 071 (Royal Marines)



Orient et Occident Saint Saens

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