Adams, Byron Le Jardin Provencal - Suite Francaise

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  • Adams, Byron

    Le Jardin Provencal - Suite Francaise

    21st Century (2006). For flute, oboe, cello & harpsichord. Subtitled Suite Francaise, Le Jardin Provencal consists of four movements, none of which describe a particular garden in Provence. The first movement is a brisk Ouverture in sonata form followed by a Romance sans paroles (song without words). The third movement is a farandole, a Provencal dance used most famously by Georges Bizet (1838-1875), which is characterized by a skipping step and a regular pulse. Thus the Farandole avec musette is based on a Provençal folksong with a contrasting musette that is my own invention. Borrowing a title from a poem by Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), the final movement is entitled Fetes galantes; this music evokes the moonlit landscapes that were perfected in the elegant canvases of Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). -the composer

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