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Gavotte, from Album des enfants, Vol. 1 no. 5
By C├ęcile Chaminade (1857-1944)
 Arranged By David Kemp
Gavotte” from Album des enfants, 1ère série, Op.123, no. 5

Chaminade was a French pianist and composer and a recording artist.  In 1901 she made a gramophone recording of seven of her piano pieces.  Prior to World War 1 she also recorded piano rolls.  In 1913 she became the first female composer to be granted the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.
The Album des enfants, op. 123 are a two volume collection of character pieces for the piano.  Like Robert Schumann’s Album für die Jugend, these pieces were intended for students.  However, unlike Schumann’s Album für die Jugend, Chaminade does not “write down” to the student’s level, rather she expects the student rise to the occasion.
Performance Notes -- These recordings were made on baroque-style instruments.  This is a character piece, practice your chromatic scales and “ham it up”!

Tempo: quarter=88
Pitch: A=440
Instrumentation: SATB
Difficulty: Moderate
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The score has been re-engraved to correct errors and generate separate parts as legally allowed by Creative Commons Licensing.
The original score can be found at
Play-along files recorded by Kelly Kazik, supported by a grant from the Recorder Artist Relief Fund.

Listen to all parts
No soprano - you play soprano
No alto - you play alto
No tenor - you play tenor
No bass - you play bass
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Recorded Accompaniment, Renaissance/Baroque/Classical