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Carmen

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet
PUBLISHER: G. Schirmer
PRODUCT TYPE: Vocal Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
Although almost unanimously condemned by contemporary Parisian critics for its overt sexuality and graphic final scene, Carmen ultimately reached the public in a way that perhaps no other opera has. Bizet's aim (with Meilhac and Halevy, who wrote the libretto) had been to transform the flaccid,
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Composer Georges Bizet
Arranger Ruth Martin
Publisher G. Schirmer
Instrumentation Vocal
Product Type Vocal Score
Instrument Group Mixed Choir
Style Period Romantic
Year of Publication 1986
Genre Opera / Operette
ISBN 9780793553600
EAN 0146903192012
UPC 073999371901
Style Period Romantic
Series Vocal Score
No. Pages 400
No. HL50337190
Description
Although almost unanimously condemned by contemporary Parisian critics for its overt sexuality and graphic final scene, Carmen ultimately reached the public in a way that perhaps no other opera has. Bizet's aim (with Meilhac and Halevy, who wrote the libretto) had been to transform the flaccid, moralistic bourgeois genre of opéra comique into a more sophisticated type of staged work, and he seems to have suceeded in Carmen. Each character has a musical significance and a unique expressive idiom, the ultimate example being the dangerous, exotic, sensual Carmen herself, depicted by an exotic and sinewy chromatic motive that also implies the insurmountable power of fate. Ina classic plot device, she is contrasted with the 'good girl' of the opera Micaela, whose main aria is set in the ternary form of the elevated bel canto French Grand Opera aria to imply her traditionally 'ladylike' retiring nature. Don José's musical styles reflect different levels in his descent from dutiful soldier to the underworld of obsession.

This is the Schirmer edition of the Vocal Score with an English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin.
Songlist
  • 1. Sur La Place (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 2. Avec La Garde Montante (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 3. La Cloche A Sonne (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 4. Parle-Moi De Ma Mere (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 5. Que Se Passe-T-Il (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 6. Voici L'Ordre Partez (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 7. Les Tringles Des Sistres (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 8. Vivat! Vivat! Le Torero! (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 9. Nous Avons En Tete (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 10. Haltela! Qui Vala? (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 11. Je Vais Danser (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 12. Hola! Carmen! (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 13. Ecoute, Compagnon (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 14. Melons, Coupons (Bizet-Carmen)
  • 15. Quant Au Douanier (Bizet-Carmen)
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