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Jeux d'Enfants
  • Jeux d'Enfants

    SKU: BBBE181101

    Jeux d'enfants (Children's Games) Op. 22, is originally a suite of twelve miniatures composed by Georges Bizet for piano four hands in 1871. Bizet's biographer, Winton Dean, considers the suite to be a forerunner of similar childhood-related works by Debussy (Children’s Corner), Fauré (Dolly Suite), and Ravel (Mother Goose) – and one could hardly argue to the contrary. Dean writes that each movement "evokes a facet of childhood, but there is not a trace of triviality, self-consciousness or false sentiment." Bizet orchestrated these six movements for orchestra, arranged here for brass.


    The artwork on the cover is by 16th century Flemish artist, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, created in 1560. In his painting, Bruegel portrays over 230 children playing 83 popular children’s games – the six games of this musical suite are all depicted in this famous painting.

    • Composer

      Georges Bizet

    • Arranger

      Michael Allen

    • Duration

      12' 30"

    • Instrumentation

      423.11 tmp perc - Trumpet in E flat, Trumpet in B flat (doubles on Piccolo), Trumpet in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani, Triangle, & Tambourine

    • Difficulty

      Grade 4 - university or professional ensemble

    • File Format

      Full score and parts in PDF available for download.

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