by Andrew Allanson/arr. Patrick J. Burns (Grade 4, 4:45)
Inspired by a series of paintings by French Impressionist artist Claude Monet, The Cliffs at Etretat is a serene yet highly expressive musical portrait of the striking geographical landscape of the coastline near Etretat in northern France. Composer Andrew Allanson originally conceived this piece as one of 24 preludes for piano, and arranger Patrick Burns has endeavored to maintain the integrity and simple beauty of the original work in this colorful and setting for wind band.
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