Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 65 - Mixed Septet

Catalog: HN584

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The septet was composed in 1879/80, commissioned for the Parisian Chamber Music Society La Trompette. Saint-Saens had, however, hesitated for several years to comply with the request by the founder, Emile Lemoine: I could compose a concerto for you for 25 guitars, but for trumpet - impossible! Not only is the instrumentation that Lemoine requested unusual (trumpet, string quintet and piano) but also unusual is its stylistic proximity to Baroque suites. The septet in four movements, which quickly became popular due to the catchy nature of the music, proved to be the forerunner of numerous works in a neo-baroque style and is now published for the first time in a critical edition. Includes parts for E-flat and B-flat trumpet.

Table of Contents:
  • I. Preambule
  • II. Menuet
  • III. Intermede
  • IV. Gavotte et Final
Sample Pages
Publisher: Henle
Composer/Author: Saint-Saens, Camille
Catalog Number: HN584
Pages: 106