Saint-Saëns, Orient et Occident

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Orient et Occident, Op. 25 by Camille Saint-Saëns and modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell. Composed for a gala evening of the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts in October, 1869.

Product Description

Orient et Occident, Op. 25
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: 1869
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Duration: 7:30
Level: 5

Score preview

Notes on Saint-Saëns’ Orient et Occident

This original composition for band was composed for a gala evening of the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts in October, 1869 which was concerned with the relationship of art and industry and featured an exhibition of oriental art. The composition was dedicated to his friend, Theodore Biais. A later performance, with the composer conducting, was given at the World Fair in Paris on October 21, 1878.

This modern edition by David Whitwell includes a few important additions which the composer made in later editions, including the addition of timpani.

Recording

The live performance was given on May 9, 1981, by the California State University Wind Ensemble, David Whitwell, Conductor.

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