Maurice Ravel :: Bolero


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Ravel, Maurice
(b Ciboure, Basses-Pyrenees, 7 March 1875; d Paris, 28 Dec 1937). French composer of Swiss-Basque parentage
Bolero <1928>
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Score actually calls for a 3rd saxophone, a sopranino, but the passage in question is normally covered by the soprano saxophonist.
Breitkopf ed. Jean-François Monnard.
Schott ed. by Arbie Orenstein; parts in this edition are on rental from Schott in many countries, though not in the USA.
Breitkopf string parts are said to be less than desirable.
A 7' shortened and reduced version by Diane Wittry, available from Peckham, is suitable for educational concerts. Instrumentation thereof:
2 2 2 2 — 4 3 3 1 — tmp+1 — opt hp, opt cel — str
A still shorter (3') and smaller version "per petite orchestre" ed. Roger Branga (1929) is available from Durand (on rental only):
1 1 2 1 — tsx — 2 2 1 0 — perc — str