Saint-Saens Septet in Eb, Op 65

Chamber Music Septets

  • Saint-Saens

    Septet in Eb, Op 65

    For trumpet, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, and piano. The septet was composed in 1879/80, commissioned for the Parisian Chamber Music Society "La Trompette". Saint-Sa‰ns had, however, hesitated for several years to comply with the request by the founder, mile Lemoine: "I could compose a concerto for you for 25 guitars, but for trumpet - impossible!" Not only is the instrumentation that Lemoine requested unusual - trumpet, string quintet and piano - but also its stylistic proximity to Baroque suites. Theseptet in four movements, which quickly became popular due to the catchy nature of the music, proved to be the forerunner of numerous works in a neo-baroque style and is now published for the first time in a critical edition. Trumpet part in Bb or Eb. Piano score & parts.

    (piano score & trumpet part sample pages)

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