Tambourin for Viola & Piano

By: François-Joseph Gossec Ed. Keith Terrett
For: Solo Viola + piano
page one of Tambourin for Viola & Piano

Buy this score now

Tambourin for Viola & Piano

$2.50

from $1.50

(+ VAT when applicable)

Preview individual parts:

PDF icon

Instant download

You are purchasing high quality sheet music PDF files suitable for printing or viewing on digital devices.
Composer
François-Joseph Gossec Ed. Keith Terrett
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
License details
For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Tambourin arranged for Viola & Piano

The son of a small farmer, Gossec was born at the village of Vergnies [fr], then a French exclave in the Austrian Netherlands, now in Belgium. Showing an early taste for music, he became a choir-boy in Antwerp. He went to Paris in 1751 and was taken on by the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. He followed Rameau as the conductor of a private orchestra kept by the fermier général Le Riche de La Poupelinière, a wealthy amateur and patron of music. Gradually he became determined to do something to revive the study of instrumental music in France.

Gossec's own first symphony was performed in 1754, and as conductor to the Prince de Condé's orchestra he produced several operas and other compositions of his own. He imposed his influence on French music with remarkable success. His Requiem premiered in 1760, a ninety-minute piece which made him famous overnight. Years later, in 1778, Mozart visited Gossec during a trip to Paris, and described him in a letter to his father as "a very good friend and a very dry man".

Gossec founded the Concert des Amateurs in 1769 and in 1773 he reorganised the Concert Spirituel together with Simon Leduc and Pierre Gaviniès. In this concert series he conducted his own symphonies as well as those by his contemporaries, particularly works by Joseph Haydn, whose music had become increasingly popular in Paris, finally even superseding Gossec's symphonic work.

In the 1780s Gossec's symphonic output decreased as he began concentrating on operas. He organized the École de Chant in 1784, together with Etienne Méhul, was conductor of the band of the Garde Nationale of the French Revolution, and was appointed (with Méhul and Luigi Cherubini) inspector of the Conservatoire de Musique at its creation in 1795. He was an original member of the Institut and a chevalier of the Legion of Honour.[1] In 1815, after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the Conservatoire was closed for some time by Louis XVIII, and the eighty-one-year-old Gossec had to retire. Until 1817 he worked on his last compositions, including a third Te Deum, and was supported by a pension granted by the Conservatoire.

He died in the Parisian suburb of Passy. The funeral service was attended by former colleagues, including Cherubini, at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. His grave is near those of Méhul and Grétry.

Some of his techniques anticipated the innovations of the Romantic era: he scored his Te Deum for 1200 singers and 300 wind instruments, and several oratorios require the physical separation of multiple choirs, including invisible ones behind the stage. He wrote several works in honor of the French revolution, including Le Triomphe de la République, and L'Offrande à la Liberté.

Gossec's Gavotte remains familiar in popular culture because Carl Stalling and Charles M. Jones used arrangements of it in several Warner Brothers cartoons. Arguably the most notable of these is Porky Pig’s dance to an uncredited version of Gossec’s Gavotte in Jones’ ‘’Porky’s Cafe’’ (1942).

Gossec was little known outside France, and his own numerous compositions, sacred and secular, were overshadowed by those of more famous composers; but he was an inspiration to many, and powerfully stimulated the revival of instrumental music.

Even the best-known composer in his/her lifetime may fall into obscurity after death. French composer François-Joseph Gossec was acknowledged to be the greatest instrumental composer at the close of the ancien régime in France (Marie Antoinette loved his music) and, in an amazing volte face, he was acknowledged to be the greatest composer of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods (Robespierre loved his music). While his operas and ballets for the ancien régime could not compare with Gluck from the same period, his orchestral symphonies were immensely successful. He was also, beyond all doubt, the composer of Revolutionary France, composing not only gargantuan works for public celebrations and ceremonies but even composing the Hymn to the Supreme Being which was, for a time, the hymn of the Revolution.

But all that has faded from memory and Gossec is instead remembered – if he is remembered at all – for having composed the Tambourin for Flute and Orchestra. Taken from his "divertissement-lyrique" Le triomphe de la République, it is nearly mandatory among flutists: James Galway and, of course, Jean-Pierre Rampal, have performed and recorded it numerous times. It also exists in a seemingly infinite number of arrangements for flute and every possible combination of instruments plus arrangements for nearly every possible solo instrument except, perhaps, sousaphone. But while the Tambourin is a charming little piece with an unforgettably delightful melody and sprightly rhythm, it is hardly representative of Gossec's greater achievement, and one can only imagine the old man whirling in his grave with the knowledge that it is his Tambourin that has gained a measure of immortality for him.Even the best-known composer in his/her lifetime may fall into obscurity after death. French composer François-Joseph Gossec was acknowledged to be the greatest instrumental composer at the close of the ancien régime in France (Marie Antoinette loved his music) and, in an amazing volte face, he was acknowledged to be the greatest composer of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods (Robespierre loved his music). While his operas and ballets for the ancien régime could not compare with Gluck from the same period, his orchestral symphonies were immensely successful. He was also, beyond all doubt, the composer of Revolutionary France, composing not only gargantuan works for public celebrations and ceremonies but even composing the Hymn to the Supreme Being which was, for a time, the hymn of the Revolution.

To purchase this score, please add it to your cart above. To purchase music not currently available on Score Exchange or for extended license requests, please contact the publisher directly.
Tico-Tico no fubá for Violin, Cello & Piano, Croatian National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Spanish National Anthem (Short version) for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series), Canadian National Anthem ''O Canada'' for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Russian National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (KT Olympic Anthem Series), Western Film Themes for Symphony Orchestra (Film cue), Albanian National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (Keith Terrett Olympic World National Anthem Series), 3 & 1/4 Classic Favourites for String Orchestra!, Czech Republic National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), M’Appari Tutt’ Amor for Cello & Piano, M’Appari Tutt’ Amor for Violin & Piano, Nessun Dorma for Cello & Piano (Pro version), Theme & Variations for Pianoforte, Brazilian National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (Keith Terrett Olympic National Anthem Series), O Mio Babbino Caro for Violin & Piano, Allegro from the Trumpet Concerto for Viola & Keyboard, Greenlandic Regional Anthem ("Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit'') for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Czardas for Violin & Concert Band , Czardas for Viola & Pianoforte, O Sole Mio for Violin & Piano, Humoresque for Violin & Piano (Op. 101. No. 7), Swing Low, Sweet Chariot for solo Cello and Keyboard, 7 Popular carols in Norway for two Violins, Albanian National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Tambourin for Violin & Piano, Belgiun National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (KT Olympic Anthem Series), Una Furtiva Lagrima for Viola & Piano, Una Furtiva Lagrima for Violin & Piano, Vedrò con mio diletto Aria: from the Opera "Il Giustino" for Violin & Keyboard, No. 1 of Trois Gnossiennes for Cello & Piano, Vedrò con mio diletto Aria: from the opera " Il Giustino" for Viola & Keyboard, Fugue for 6 Double Basses, Fugue for 6 Violins, Lullaby for the Earth for Charango, Harmonica, Celesta & Double Bass (Keith Terrett World Music Series), Hans Zimmer(in the style of) for Symphony Orchestra (Hollywood Film Cue Series), Shakuntala & Dushyant's Love Waltz for Soprano, Tenor, Chorus & Orchestra, Forgotten Moments for Symphony Orchestra (Hollywood Film Cue Series), In Dulci Jubilo "In sweet rejoicing" for String Orchestra, Lullaby for a Soprano Saxophonist, Piano & Double Bass, Lullaby for a Violinist, Keyboard & String E/ Bass, Mitt hjerte alltid vanker for Viola Quartet, Mitt hjerte alltid vanker for Cello Quartet, Mitt hjerte alltid vanker for Saxophone Quartet, Mitt hjerte alltid vanker for String Quartet, Fürchtenmachen for String Orchestra, Four Jazz Favourites from the USA for String Orchestra (Jazz for 5 Strings Series), Moonlight Serenade (Glen Miller) for Cello Quintet (Jazz for 5 Strings Series), Jazz it up:When the Saint’s Go Marching In for Cello & Piano, Jazz it up:When the Saint’s Go Marching In for Double Bass & Piano, Jazz it up:When the Saint’s Go Marching In for Double Bass & Piano, Jazz it up:When the Saint’s Go Marching In for Viola & Piano, Czardas for Solo Bb Trumpet & Symphony Orchestra, What Shall We Do With The Drunken Cellist?, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot for Double Bass & Keyboard, Nessun Dorma for Cello & Piano (lower version), Vesti La Giubba for Violin & Piano, Nessun Dorma for Violin & Piano, O Mio Babbino Caro for Viola & Piano., Twenty Minute Tango for Violin & Piano, Fanfare & Soliloquy for Double Bass & Piano, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot for String Orchestra, Djiboutian National Anthem for String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two Vibraphones & String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two solo Violins & String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two Clarinets & String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two Oboes & String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two Bassoons & String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two Guitars & String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two Flutes & String Orchestra, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for two Descant Recorders & String Orchestra, Chorale Partita with Seven Variations for String Orchestra, Declamation for Violin & Piano, Stanley Trumpet Voluntary for Solo Violin & Organ, The Saint’s Visit Havana with a Touch of W.A.M for Cello & Piano, Jazz it up: ’When the Saints Go Marching In’ for Violin & Piano, The Gypsy Violist in New Orleans, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot for solo Violin and Keyboard, 8 Swinging Xmas Carols for Cello & Keyboard, The Gypsy Cellist in New Orleans, 8 Swinging Xmas Carols for Violin & Keyboard, Overture from Suite in D from the Water Music for Two Violins & Harpsichord, Elegy Sentimentale for Symphony Orchestra Opus 1, Von fremden Landern und Menschen for String Orchestra, Spanish National Anthem ''Marcha Real'' for String Orchestra (Short version), Spanish National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (Keith Terrett Olympic National Anthem Series), South Korean National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (KT Olympic Anthem Series), Liechtensteiners National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Mexican National Anthem ''Himno Nacional Mexicano'' for String Orchestra, Mexican National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series, Slovakian National Anthem ''Nad Tatrou sa blýska'' for Symphony Orchestra (Keith Terrett Olympic Anthem Series), Australian National Anthem “Advance Australia Fair” for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Ukrainian National Anthem (Shche ne vmerla Ukraina) for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Ukrainian National Anthem (Shche ne vmerla Ukraina) for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series), Bulgarian National Anthem ''Mila Rodino'' for Symphony Orchestra (KT Olympic Anthem Series), Cuban National Anthem for String Orchestra (+opt. Percussion) MFAO World National Anthem Series, Cuban National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (KT Olympic Anthem Series), Danish National Anthem ''Der er et yndigt land'' for String Orchestra MFAO World National Anthem Series, Danish National Anthem ''Der er et yndigt land'' for Symphony Orchestra (KT Olympic Anthem Series), Argentinian National Anthem ''Himno Nacional Argentino'' for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Estonian National Anthem (''Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm'') for Symphony Orchestra (Keith terrett Olympic National Anthem Series), Hungarian National Anthem (''Himnusz'') for Symphony Orchestra (Keith Terrett Olympic Anthem Series), Kosovar National Anthem (Hymni i Republikës së Kosovës) for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Moldovian National Anthem ("Limba noastră") for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Moldovian National Anthem ("Limba noastră") for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series), Swedish National Anthem ''Du gamla, Du Fria'' for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series), Croatian National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (KT Olympic Anthem Series), Turkish & Northern Cypriot National Anthem ''Istiklâl Marşı'' for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Armenian National Anthem "Mer Hayrenik" for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Czech Republic National Anthem (''Kde domov můj''?) for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series), Dutch National Anthem ''Wilhelmus van Nassouwe'' for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Malawian National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem), Polish National Anthem “Mazurek Dąbrowskiego” for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series), Maltese National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Montenegrin National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Sri Lankan National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series), Salut d'Amour Loves Greeting Opus 12 for Cello & Pianoforte, Montenegrin National Anthem for Symphony Orchestra (Kt Olympic Anthem Series), Salut d'Amour Loves Greeting Opus 12 for Solo Violin & Pianoforte, Ave Maria for Cello & Piano, Moonlight Serenade for Violin & Piano, Moonlight Serenade for Viola & Piano, Tico-Tico no fubá for String Orchestra, Ave Maria for Violin & Piano, Ave Maria for Viola & Piano, Tico-Tico no fubá for Viola, Cello & Piano, Rondo Alla Turca for Cello & Piano and 7 Popular carols in Norway for two Violas

Reviews of Tambourin for Viola & Piano

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .