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Fantaisie Révolutionaire for alto saxophone and piano

Classical/Chamber music • 2008

Fantaisie Révolutionaire for alto saxophone and piano

Title by uploader: Jean-Thierry Boisseau: Fantaisie Révolutionaire for alto saxophone and piano

16.95 USD

Seller Musik Fabrik
PDF, 581.5 Kb ID: SM-000339883 Upload date: 20 Aug 2018
Piano, Alto Saxophone
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Score for two performers, Solo part
1 to 1 from 1
Musik Fabrik
It was in the process of preparing the publication of the works of Demersseman and of Ali Ben Sou Alle that suggested to me the idea of the typical 19th century practice of the Fantasy and Variations
on well-known themes.

The saxophone lends itself perfectly for this stylistic exercise. I therefore chose to write for this instrument, which the piano supports seriously. My republican roots (in the French sense) suggested that I set several revolutionary songs from 1789. I therefore chose the emblematic “ Ah ça ira ! ”, after having seen the famous sequence of “Si Versailles l’était conté” where Piaf sings this song hanging of the grill of the Palace of Versailles, in the superbe version by Jean Françaix.

I added at the end “ La Carmagnole ” and the famous “ Il pleut bergère ” a foreshadowing of the destiny of Marie-Antoinette who is said to have enjoyed singing this air. One will find, a bit hidden, a short citation of a work for organ by Bach.

This isn’t a pastiche but rather a sort of modern update to this form in respecting its codes, its forms of this type of work which disappeared temporarily due to forced musical austerity.
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