Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Pavane pour une infante défunte

Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

Year of composition:
1910
Scored for:
for ensemble or chamber orchestra
Composer:
Maurice Ravel
Arranger:
Paolo Fradiani (2015)
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 0 - 1 0 0 0 - hp (or pno), str
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe
clarinet in Bb
horn in F
harp (or piano)
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass (strings: single or multiple players)
Duration:
7’
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Work introduction

This famous piece, originally for piano, was orchestrated by Ravel in 1910. In this ensemble version, all the orchestral nuances created by Ravel have been preserved thanks to the choice of instrumentation, and above all to the use of the French horn, which in this piece in particular, is entrusted with the main theme. Furthermore, this instrument, thanks to its timbral characteristics, returns us and allows us to enjoy the fullness of orchestral sound despite the small number of instruments.

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Pavane pour une infante défunte

Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

score
for ensemble or chamber orchestra , 7’
Instr.: 1 1 1 0 - 1 0 0 0 - hp (or pno), str

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