Lully, Marche pour la cérémonie des turcs

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“The March for the Ceremony of the Turks” is the concluding musical section of the famous play/ballet by Moliere entitled Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

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Jean Bap­tiste Lully
arr. Lawrence Dale Harper
Marche pour la céré­monie des turcs
from Le Bour­geois Gentilhomme
for wind ensemble

Instru­men­ta­tion: Picc, Fl, Ob, C.A., 2 Cl, 2 Hn, 2 Bsn, Dou­ble Bass, Perc
Year: 1670
Dura­tion: 3:30 minutes
Lev­el 4

Score preview

The March for the Cer­e­mo­ny of the Turks” is the con­clud­ing musi­cal sec­tion of the famous Play/Ballet by Moliere enti­tled Le Bour­geois Gen­til­homme (The Mid­dle-Class Aris­to­crat), writ­ten for King Louis XIV of France for a per­for­mance for his court at the huge archi­tec­tur­al mas­ter­piece called Chateau des Cham­bord (with more than 400 rooms and 85 stair­cas­es!). Lully’s bril­liant music for the bal­let sec­tions of the play lend an air of sophis­ti­ca­tion and seri­ous­ness to an oth­er­wise comedic spoof of both bour­geois and upper-class lifestyles of the time. This mod­ern per­form­ing edi­tion by Lawrence Dale Harp­er col­or­ful­ly varies the orches­tra­tion for each rep­e­ti­tion of the piece while adding char­ac­ter­is­tic orna­men­ta­tion that would have orig­i­nal­ly been impro­vised. The use of an impro­vised tenor drum and sleigh bells (or Ital­ian sonagli) give the piece a spir­it­ed and uplift­ed mood.

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