Marche des Contrebandiers (March of the Smugglers), from Carmen (violin viola duo)
Title: Marche des Contrebandiers (March of the Smugglers), from the opera Carmen
Composer: Georges Bizet, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
Printout: 2 pages
Note: At the beginning of Act III of Carmen Don José (now on the lam) and Carmen join a band of smugglers in the mountains. The mysterious quality of this march perfectly captures the mood of the scene. Nevertheless, it is also useful in settings like parties and receptions where it can provide a change of pace from the usual.
This and two other popular marches from Carmen are also available at considerable savings in the Bargain Bundle Carmen, Selected Highlights for violin and viola, Set 3.