Saint-Saëns, Orient et Occident

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

Score preview

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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.