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Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, Op.47

  Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah  

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Alternative title Danse Bacchanale
ComposerCamille Saint-Saëns
Mladen Spasinovici
PublisherMladen Spasinovici
Genre Classical / Arrangement
Instrumentation Cello
Scored forQuartet
Type of scoreFull score, Parts
Key D minor
Movement(s) 1 to 1 from 1
Duration 7'49"
Difficulty Difficult
Year of composition 1876
Description Here is my arrangement for cello quartet of Camille Saint-Saëns's Dance Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah.
Taking its name from Bacchus, mythological god of wine and fertility, a bacchanale is a dance that puts a premium on sensuality and abandon. Saint-Saëns’s Bacchnale opens with a twisting melody that could charm a snake from its basket. This is followed by a passage that begins as though it might have come from a nineteenth-century Parisian dance hall. These elements alternate until the appearance of a lovely tune, full of longing; but the music hall and snake-charmer music have the final words.
Upload date 09 Oct 2021


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