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Suite sur des airs populaires


A revisiting of traditional French songs for wind quintet to delight both children and adults.

Enfantines is equally at home in concert or as a wind instrument presentation for young audiences, thanks to its writing that makes use of the variety of dynamics and tessituras of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

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Instrument family Chamber music
Catalog classifications Wind quintets
Instrument nomenclature quintette à vent
Publisher Éditions Billaudot
Cotage GB10298
Total number of pages 56
Cycle / Level Moderately difficult (cycle 2)


They may not be as well known today as they once were but traditional French songs are never-theless an integral part of our common cultural heritage.
Composed as a suite of medium difficulty, Enfantines for wind quintet revisits the most famous songs of that repertoire.
The variety of timbres, combined with a broad dynamic range and a great diversity of instrumental tessituras – flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon – as well as colorful harmonizations give each song a new twist and character, sometimes lively, sometimes poetic, melancholy or humorous.
Although the melodies flow into one another, they may also be played independently, allowing young listeners to enjoy and relate more actively to the repertoire and discover the various wind instruments.
A concert piece in its own right, Enfantines will delight the young public… and the young at heart !


EAN code 9790043102984
Audios Without
EDU complements Without