Galop Infernal (also known as the 'Can-Can') composed by Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880), arranged by Paul Burnell, December 2019, for instruments in four parts.
Download file comprises score and all parts.
The arrangement is suitable for multiple quartet combinations with parts available (and potential instrumentations suggested) as follows:
Part 1: C, Bb (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, trumpet/cornet, violin)
Part 2: C, Bb (oboe, Bb clarinet, trumpet/cornet, violin)
Part 3: C - alto & treble clefs, Bb, F, Eb (Bb clarinet, alto saxophone, horn in F, tenor horn, viola)
Part 4: C - bass clef, treble clef in Bb (bassoon, tenor saxophone, trombone, 'cello)
Any other appropriate instruments, even if not suggested above, may play.
Part 4 may be played an octave lower than written.
Although the score is presented with layout appropriate for a brass quartet of two Cornets in Bb, Tenor horn in Eb and Trombone in treble clef with Bb transposition this does not indicate a preferred instrumentation.
The 'Galop Infernal' appears in the comic opera 'Orphée aux enfers' ('Orpheus in the Underworld') composed by Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) and first performed in Paris in 1858.
After Offenbach's death the ‘Galop Infernal’ became one of the world's most famous pieces of music, when the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère adopted it as the regular music for their can-can.