Farandole from L’Arlsienne Suite No. 2
The incidental music to Alphonse Daudet's play L'Arlésienne (usually translated as 'The Girl from Arles') was composed by Georges Bizet for the first performance of the play on 1 October 1872 at the Vaudeville Theatre (now a cinema known as the Gaumont Opéra).
L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2, also written for full orchestra, was arranged and published in 1879, four years after Bizet's death, by Ernest Guiraud, using Bizet's original themes (although not all of them were from the L'Arlésienne incidental music). The second suite is generally credited to Bizet since he wrote the themes and the basic orchestration.
This arrangement was premiered by the Heartland Marimba Festival Orchestra at the Heartland Marimba Festival Academy Out West, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, in 2016.
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Xylophone, four marimbas (or marimba orchestra), and snare drum