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Saint-Saens, Camille Camille Saint-Saens
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(1835 - 1921)
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Saint-Saens, Camille: "L'Attente" for Oboe & Piano

"L'Attente" for Oboe & Piano
Camille Saint-Saens

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LAttente for Oboe & Piano
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Composer :Camille Saint-SaensSaint-Saens, Camille (1835 - 1921)
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Oboe, Piano (keyboard)

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Camille Saint-SaensMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1855
Copyright :Public Domain
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third ("Organ") Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886).

Saint-Saëns was a musical prodigy; he made his concert debut at the age of ten. After studying at the Paris Conservatoire he followed a conventional career as a church organist, first at Saint-Merri, Paris and, from 1858, La Madeleine, the official church of the French Empire. After leaving the post twenty years later, he was a successful freelance pianist and composer, in demand in Europe and the Americas.

As a young man, Saint-Saëns was enthusiastic for the most modern music of the day, particularly that of Schumann, Liszt and Wagner, although his own compositions were generally within a conventional classical tradition. He was a scholar of musical history, and remained committed to the structures worked out by earlier French composers. This brought him into conflict in his later years with composers of the impressionist and dodecaphonic schools of music; although there were neoclassical elements in his music, foreshadowing works by Stravinsky and Les Six, he was often regarded as a reactionary in the decades around the time of his death.

L’Attente (Waiting) is short lyrical piece for Voice & Piano by composer Camille Saint-Saëns to words by Victor Hugo. from the lyrics: Oh squirrel, climb high up the larch till you stand on the topmost branch however much it sways and bends! Oh stork, seek out a higher perch: ascend with firmly-beating wings from the tower of the village church up to the castle battlements!

Old eagle, rise up from your eyrie: fly to the timeless snow-capped mountains, to the peak most icy and high! And you who are early to wake, never short of songs at day-break, fly up, fly up, lively lark, lively lark, climb to the sky!

Now can you see from up the tree or from the lofty castle keep, the mountain or the sky's blue dome... can you not see out on the plain the pennant streaming in the breeze and the speeding horse that brings the man I love returning home?1

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Although originally scored for Voice & Piano, I created this Arrangement of "L’Attente" (Waiting) for Oboe & Piano.
Added by magataganm the 2019-10-11

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