Bizet: Jeux D'Enfants (Children's Games) V. Galop (Le bal) - symphonic wind
Jeux d'enfants ("Children's Games") Op. 22, is a suite of twelve miniatures composed by Georges Bizet for piano four hands in 1871
The entire piece has a duration of about 20 to 23 minutes.
The movement titles are as follows:
- L'escarpolette – reverie (The swing)
- La toupie – impromptu (The spinning top)
- La poupée – berceuse (The doll)
- Les chevaux de bois – scherzo (Wooden horses)
- Le volant – fantasie (Battledore and shuttlecock)
- Trompette et tambour – marche (Trumpet and drum)
- Les bulles de savon – rondino (Soap bubbles)
- Les quatre coins – esquisse (Puss in the corner)
- Colin-maillard – nocturne (Blind man's buff)
- Saute-mouton – caprice (Leap-frog)
- Petit mari, petite femme – duo (Little husband, little wife)
- Le bal – galop (The ball)
- Bizet orchestrated five of these; Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12 became his Petite Suite; it is probable he also orchestrated No. 4,
This is my arrangement of no 12 (no 5 in the petite suite
)Arranged double wind quintet and bass,
Flute 2 plays piccolo throughout.
Clarinet parts are for A clarinets.
Great fun - ideal as an encore to your gig.