Carmen (Full Instrumentation)

Carmen (Full Instrumentation)

Style: Classical / Ethnic | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4+

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Credits

Composed by: Georges Bizet
Arranged by: Key Poulan, Shawn Glyde and Dan Bryan
Originally commissioned by: Jefferson City H.S., Jefferson City, Missouri – Steve Eubanks, Director
Published By: Key Poulan Music
Duration: 7:30

Description

Carmen Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” is one of the most popular and best-known works to come out of the opera theater, its melodies among the most recognizable in the world. Carmen is drawn from the best known of the most beloved of these melodies.

Music Samples

Mvt. 1: "Prelude to Act I" setting up the mood of the townspeople milling around the square in Seville. With Spanish exoticism permeating the atmosphere, Carmen is introduced and begins to exhibit the flair that makes her so appealing to men.
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Mvt. 2: "Intermezzo" is from the original’s Prelude to Act III. The music is emotional and allows the guard to interpret the concept through the use of movement.
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Mvt. 3: "March of the Toreadors/Allegro Moderato" The music becomes more sinister and dark, allowing the percussion to explore the more ominous sound effects available. The music segues into perhaps the most famed of the melodies, euphoric and vivacious, comes to the fore as the bullfighter in the storyline is celebrated. While you certainly don’t have to take a literal approach to this show, this would be a great spot to do some work with a bullfighter’s cape.
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Mvt. 4a: "Finale (Down Ending Version)" is from the end of the opera, where a jilted lover kills Carmen and the famed bells theme peals out, mourning the loss of the title character. The down ending allows the band to capture the emotional content that is synonymous with the death of Carmen.
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Mvt. 4b: "Finale (Up Ending Version)" is also from the end of the opera, where a jilted lover kills Carmen and the famed bells theme peals out, mourning the loss of the title character. The up ending allows the production the ability to move quickly for a high impact conclusion!
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Show Specific Add-Ons

Drill

Many KPM shows are now available with effective drill. The drill options include stock, modified stock or custom drill packages and are all reasonably priced. Drill comes pre-designed for small, medium and large bands and can be modified to your instrumentation by the writer. Custom drills are also available!
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Warm Up Program

Be prepared all year long with a warm up program designed to develop warm up, tune, and rehearse ensemble fundamentals needed for a successful musical performance for all Key Poulan Music works.
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Power Chords for Band (On Field Warm Up)

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