Composer
BARTOS
Title
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Instrumentation
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, Bassoon
Publisher
McCoy's Horn Library
Grade
2+
Product Code
33M230000003
Woodwind Quintet
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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Would-Be Gentleman)
A Suite of Incidental Music for Woodwind Quintet
For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, Bassoon
Composed by Frantisek Bartos
Published by McCoy's Horn Library
PARTS ONLY

Preface:
      Frantisek Bartos composed this charming suite of incidental music for a production of Moliere's celebrated satire on the nouveau rich, Le Bourgois Gentilhomme ("The Would-be Gentleman"). The situation in the play wherein M. Jourdain tries to master the arts of fencing, dancing, etc., offers plenty of opportunity for music, as witness the famous Richard Strauss score, or for that matter the one which Lully composed for the original 1670 production at Versailles.
      Frantisek Bartos was one of the most gifted of the post-Janecek school of Czech composers. In this suite he offers a ceremonious Intrada, a whimsical Carillon, a piquant Bouree, a delightfully pompous Minuet, a lively Gigue in the best modern Bach manner, and a humorous Marcia alla Turca.

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