Pastorales de Noel for flute, bassoon, and harp by Andre Jolivet (1905-1974)
Total duration: 12'50″
Includes flute part, bassoon part, and 1 score for harp
Pastorales de Noel by André Jolivet is a piece for Flute, Bassoon and the Harp lasting nearly 13 minutes. This piece is really gentle and restrained which demonstrates the quality of Jolivet’s work but also reflects that period of WWII when France was under occupation. These scores are of medium level of ability.
Pastorales de Noel features four sections: L’étoile (the Star), Les Mages (the Wisemen), La Vierge et l’Enfant (the Virgin and the Child) and Entrée et Danse des Bergers (the Shepherds’ dance). Each of these parts describes a part of the Christmas story, starting with the Flute and the Bassoon in a duet, followed by the entrance of the Harp to settle the first part. The second section is quieter, expressing the walk in the desert. The Virgin and the Child is like a lullaby and the piece finishes on a joyful dance to express happiness and devotion.
1. L'Etoile, dur: 4'
2. Les Mages, dur: 4'
3. La Vierge et L'enfant, dur: 2'30″
4. Entree et Danse des Bergers, dur: 2'20″