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Paul Dukas is almost singularly known for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and I am sure we can thank Mickey Mouse for that. Dukas was never completely convinced of his own talents and much of his own work he burnt in frustration. However, his ballet La Peri survived and is a classical tale of mans pursuit of immortality. The main character, Iskender, travels to the end of the earth and steals a flower from a fallen angel (a peris) that holds this mystical power of prolonged life. A fanfare precedes Dukas’ ballet and is played by a small brass ensemble. Here, I have augmented this small ensemble and added flourishes & percussion for effect. [NB: brass parts in bass clef offered so that an enlarged orchestral brass group may perform the arrangement, too].

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