Flute I and II
Oboe I and II
Bassoon 1 and II
Bb clarinet I, II and III
Alto Saxophone I and II
Bb Cornet I, II and III
F Horn I-IV
Trombone I, II and III
Baritone I and II
Percussion 1: snare drum
Percussion II: triangle, tambour de Provence (or large tom)
Percussion III: tambour de Basque (tambourine)
This Christmas Pastorale is a setting of two Provencal carols: "Venez, Bergers" and "Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle", both of
which date from around the 16th century.
The two themes are first presented seperately and then combined to form a unique texture. The three percussion insturments may
be placed in different positions in order to underline the conterpoint between the three parts.