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Saint-Saëns

May 25th, 2005

Enchanted by Camille Saint-Saëns’s work for solo piano, “Carillon”, I recently decided to have a go at arranging the work for different instrumentations, resulting in both an orchestral arrangement and an arrangment for string quintet (2vn, va, vc, cb). In the end I think each, these as well as the piano original, has a certain charm of its own, though perhaps I’m biased: what do you think?

A third addition, I have also arranged Saint-Saëns’ Toccata (Op. 72, no. 3) as a work for string quintet (the original having been, again, for solo piano).

All three may, as usual, be heard on Last.FM: Carillon, Op. 72, no. 2 (for string quintet), Carillon, Op. 72, no. 2 (for orchestra) and Toccata, Op. 72, no. 3 (for string quintet).

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