Emmanuel Chabrier

(1841 - 1894)
Emmanuel Chabrier was born in 1841 and died in 1894. Although known primarily for two of his orchestral works España and Joyeuse marche, he left an important corpus of operas (including the increasingly popular L'étoile), songs, and piano music as well. These works, though small in number, are of very high quality and he was admired by composers as diverse as Debussy, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Satie, Schmitt, Stravinsky and the group of composers known as Les six. Stravinsky alluded to España in his ballet Petrushka, Ravel wrote that the opening bars of Le roi malgré lui changed the course of harmony in France, Poulenc wrote a biography of the composer and Richard Strauss conducted the first staged performance of Chabrier's incomplete opera Briséïs.

Emmanuel Chabrier Composition Timpani and Percussion Requirements


Int'l 29/26 Prem 30/28
4 percussion
Triangle, tambourine, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum

Gwendoline - Overture

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) clash cymbals, 2) orchestral bass drum, 3) triangle, suspended cymbal

Joyeuse Marche

Timpani + 4 percussion 
Triangle, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum

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