Les Bandar-Log, Op.176 (Koechlin, Charles)



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Publisher. Info. Paris: Max Eschig, 1967. Plate M. E. 7755.
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General Information

Work Title Les Bandar-Log
Alternative. Title
Composer Koechlin, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.176
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1939 (July–August)
1940 (January 12-26) (orchestration)
First Performance. 1946-12-13 by Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra
Franz André (conductor)

1967-02-03 at the Covent Garden, Performed as ballet Shadowplay (devised by Antony Tudor)

John Lanchbery (conductor)
First Publication. 1967 (Eschig)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 piccolos, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, E clarinet, 2 clarinets (A)
bass clarinet, 2 saxophones (soprano, tenor), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), bugle, 4 trumpets (C), 4 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, glockenspiel, xylophone, celesta, piano, 2 harps, strings

Misc. Comments

This piece is a member of a larger symphonic cycle remembered as Koechlin's masterpiece entitled The Jungle Book.

The Jungle Book

  1. Trois Poèmes, Op.18
  2. La course de printemps, Op.95
  3. La méditation de Purun Bhagat, Op.159
  4. La loi de la jungle, Op.175
  5. Les Bandar-log, Op.176