Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre (clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
Arranged for clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Camille Saint-Saëns composed his orchestral tone poem Danse macabre, Op. 40, in 1874. It was originally a song for voice and piano based on a text by Henri Cazalis, which Saint-Saëns subsequently expanded into a longer orchestral work. As a tone poem, the piece evokes a skeleton summoning the dead to a mysterious and wild dance, before descending to their graves at dawn. After the work’s premiere in 1875, Saint-Saens made two arrangements of the piece, one for two pianos, and another for violin and piano. This chamber arrangement combines the original orchestral score with details from the two piano version.
Includes full score and complete set of parts