Camille Saint-Saëns

Orient et Occident

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Orient et Occident, Op. 25 by Camille Saint-Saëns and modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell. Composed for a gala evening of the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts in October, 1869.

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Ori­ent et Occi­dent, Op. 25
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: 1869
Instru­men­ta­tion: Con­cert Band
Dura­tion: 7:30
Lev­el: 5

Recording

The live per­for­mance was giv­en on May 9, 1981, by the Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty Wind Ensem­ble, David Whitwell, Con­duc­tor.

Notes on Saint-Saëns’ Orient et Occident

This orig­i­nal com­po­si­tion for band was com­posed for a gala evening of the Union Cen­trale des Beaux-Arts in Octo­ber, 1869 which was con­cerned with the rela­tion­ship of art and indus­try and fea­tured an exhi­bi­tion of ori­en­tal art. The com­po­si­tion was ded­i­cat­ed to his friend, Theodore Biais. A lat­er per­for­mance, with the com­pos­er con­duct­ing, was giv­en at the World Fair in Paris on Octo­ber 21, 1878.

This mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell includes a few impor­tant addi­tions which the com­pos­er made in lat­er edi­tions, includ­ing the addi­tion of tim­pani.