Creation date: June 28, 2003
→Concert Band and Solo Tuba Quartet
Publisher:De Haske Publications
Solo Tuba Quartet,
Picc., 2 Fl., 2 Ob., Eng.Hn.,
2 Bsns, Eb Cl.,
Bb Cl. I-II-III, Alto Cl., Bass Cl.,
2 A. Sax., T. Sax., Bar. Sax.,
4 Hns, 2 Cnts, 2 Tpts, 3 Trbs, 2 Euph.,
2 Tubas, Cb., Hp., 5 Perc.
Level: Grade 5
The Three Musketeers was commissioned by the Miraphone company for theMiraphone Tuba Quartettand the Musique des Gardiens de la Paix (Paris, France). It was premiered in Guebwiller (France), on June 28, 2003 by its dedicatees.
Even if you have never read a line of the mythical novel Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844) by Alexandre Dumas, père, you will at least have heard of the « four invicibles » ; four extraordinary names – D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis – and one unique motto « One for all, all for one »
The musical texture of The Three Musketeers is focused on specific elements of a character’s personality rather than on its influence on the book’s plot. Maxime Aulio has largely turned his attention on D’Artagnan, the sensitive, romantic and perfect gentleman who is easily charmed by women such as the gentle Constance Bonacieux and the perfidious Milady de Winter whose beguiling beauty seduced him.
The first movement – D’Artagnan – is true to the character of the young provincial noble of the Gascony region : heroic and enthusiastic in all circumstances. The second movement entitled Constance Bonacieux, is romantic, delicate and passionate. The third and last movement is as duplicitous as the bewitching femme fatale its reveals : Milady de Winter.
- 01. The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan 1:40
- 02. The Three Musketeers: Constance Bonacieux 1:41
- 03. The Three Musketeers: Milady 1:17
- 01. The Biberry Fairy and the Chamois 1:39
- 02. The Magic Stick 1:05
- 03. The Lady from Val de Fier 1:17
- 04. The Legend of Duvallon 0:59
- 08. The Last Dream of the Old Oak 2:40