BALLYGOWAN FLUTE BAND
He studied at the Paris Conservatory, and had composed two symphonies before he was seventeen – the first was not released. He also made a name for himself as a brilliant organist.
He had a large musical output but he is probably best known for Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre and his Organ Symphony. He spent time in America where he enjoyed success as a conductor. He was also a scholar in many subjects and wrote many books under a nom de plume. He also spent 5 years in a teaching post and had Fauré and Ravel as students. Saint-
Danse Macabre (The Dance of Death)
Apparently the dead summon the living to the grave to give them a reminder of how fragile is life itself. The dance is like a last fling amidst the need for penitence and also, while it’s still possible, amusement – while remembering that death may be just around the corner.
Marche Militaire Française is the 4th and final movement of Saint-
Bacchanale, loosely translated as a wild party, is from Saint-