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CLSS001 Danse Macabre Op. 40 - Saint-Saëns, C. (PDF DOWNLOAD)

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Saint-Saëns' tone poem begins at midnight on Halloween. Death plays the fiddle to summon the dead from their graves; the music builds as more and more skeletons join in, eventually reaching a fortissimo climax with the two main themes playing together in counterpoint. At the height of the frenzy, a rooster crows. The dance ceases and the skeletons slink away to their graves. This arrangement features challenging sections for all the clarinets, and is essential for spooky-themed or Halloween concerts.

Grading: 6 to 9

Duration: 7'04

Composer: Saint-Saëns, C.

Arranger: Pugh, A.

Instrumentation: Clarinet Choir: Eb Cl, 3 Bb Cls, Acl, Bcl.

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