Habanera (Chabrier, Emmanuel)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Orchestra (Chabrier)
Paris: Enoch Frères et Costallat, n.d.(ca.1889). Plate E. F. & C. 1564.
Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1972)
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Chabrier's orchestration includes : 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 cornets, timpani, triangle and strings
|Year/Date of Composition||1885|
|Dedication||Mme. Marguerite Lamoureux|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
Originally for piano, the Habanera was transcribed for orchestra by the composer for a concert he conducted in 1888. The piano version was the first to be published (Enoch Frères et Costallat, 1885). The orchestral version, which is transposed up to D, was not issued until 1889. The Habanera is a fine example of the Spanish genre which was so popular in the works of French composers in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Original publisher: Enoch Frères et Costallat
- 1885 - Original version (piano), plate E. F. & C. 1131, 7 pages
- Reprinted by Kalmus, Belwin/CPP/Warner/Alfred, Dover
- 1888 - Piano 4 hands, arr. Georges Marty (1860-1908), plate E. F. & C. 1455, 9 pages
- 1889 - Composer's transcription for orchestra (full score), plate E. F. & C. 1564, 17 pages
- Reprinted by Kalmus, Lucks
- 1890 - Violin / piano, arr. Ernest Alder (1853-1904), plate E. F. & C. 1701, 5 pages + part
- 1895 - Harp / piano (or 2 harps), arr. Henri Renié (1875-1956)
- 1909 - New York: G. Schirmer, ed. Arthur H. Ryder, 7 pages (also Boston Music Co.)
- Also included in collection: Album of Pieces by French Composers, 1912, 43 pages
- Also included in collection: 51 Piano Pieces from the Modern Repertoire, 1940, 271 pages
- 1919 - Boston: O. Ditson, ed. Karl Benker, plate #73147, 7 pages