Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte (wind quintet and piano)
Arranged for wind quintet and piano
Maurice Ravel composed Pavane pour une infante défunte originally as a solo piano piece in 1899, while studying composition at the Paris Conservatoire. He subsequently orchestrated the work in 1910. The title roughly translates as a 'Pavane for a dead young Spanish princess'. Ravel described the piece as an evocation of a pavane that a young princess might have danced at a Spanish court in earlier times. The long opening melody and simple but characteristic harmonies ensure the piece's popularity. This arrangement for wind quintet and piano is based on both Ravel's piano and orchestral versions.
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano
Includes full score and complete set of parts