Habanera from Carmen by Georges Bizet and Francoise Borne
Arranged for Solo Flute and Concert Band by Matt Johnston
Duration: 2 minutes and 30 seconds
This arrangement was written for Lynne Stukart and the Geneseo High School Concert Band. The famous Habanera from Carmen has been extracted from the ever-popular Carmen Fantasy and crafted into a solo piece with concert band, perfect as an encore! The work opens with a fanfare and cadenza, followed by a statement of the Habanera, followed by the second variation from original. Suitable for bands of all ages, this arrangement features a colorful, yet light accompaniment to this flute solo. A great piece to feature your first chair flute player, or perhaps a guest soloist.
Instrumentation: Solo Flute; Flute 1, 2; Oboe; Bassoon; Clarinet 1, 2, 3; Bass Clarinet; Alto Saxophone 1, 2; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone; Trumpet 1, 2; Horn 1, 2; Trombone 1, 2; Euphonium (BC and TC); Tuba; Timpani; Castanets/Snare Drum; Triangle