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- The finale, the farandole, incorporates the theme of the March of the Kings once again. However, it does so only in the suite. In the original play, and in the recordings of the complete incidental music, the farandole is an entirely separate piece from the march.
Actually, the farandole is briefly combined with the march in the original score, though only after it has been played on its own. Guiraud's piece is freely based on three numbers from the incidental music.
Kostaki mou 02:32, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
Many percussionists mistakenly assume that "tambourin", as often written in the score, means tambourine [tambour de basque]. Tambourin, however, is a French word and refers to the class of drums known as Tabors. The Farandole features flute and tambourin as a reference to the pipe and tabor as played in folk music of Provence by a tambourinaire - whereby the left hand plays the pipe or galoubet and the right hand the tabor . See Harms Historical Percussion for the cross reference to the original folk tune quoted by Bizet in the Farandole http://www.harmsperc.com/ttabors.htm
Guiraud's inclusion of the minuet from The Fair Maid of Perth
Do we know what led Guiraud to look elsewhere for this movement of the Suite No. 2? Was there not enough good material in the L'Arlésienne incidental music to work with? Why couldn't he have confined himself to L'Arlésienne, and if necessary, had a shorter suite? Is there another case where a purported "Suite from X" actually contains music from Y as well as from X? -- JackofOz (talk) 01:46, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
- I know I've come across one or two, but I can't think of them off hand (though there's the odd, kind of reverse, case of Faure's Masques et Bergamasques where the suite is the complete contents of the original music Faure wrote -- the rest is other music by him). But yeah. I'd like to know the answer to the question too (though admittedly, owning a recording of the complete L'Arlesienne I can't think of much missing that could have been added as a standalone movement). Huh, now I'm obsessed with finding one. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ (talk) 03:18, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
This section isn't clearly labeled: there is the original band, and then there are the suites for a larger orchestra. The latter at least call in the farandole for tambourin (tambourin). The unambiguous term for tambourine would be tambour de basque. Sparafucil (talk) 20:05, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
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