Meditation from Thais - Eb Tenor Horn & (Opt.) Vibraphone & Brass Band
The wonderful Meditation from Thais
COMPOSER : Massenet
ARRANGER : Judith Hayes
Arranged for Eb Tenor Horn and Vibraphone delicately accompanied by brass band.
The Vibraphone parts are cued in the brass band parts so not to worry if you don't have a vibraphone player.
As played by Owen Farr on his CD "A New Dawn"
"Méditation" is a symphonic intermezzo from the opera Thaïs by French composer Jules Massenet. The piece was originally written for solo violin and orchestra. The opera premiered at the Opéra Garnier in Paris on March 16, 1894.
The Méditation is an instrumental entr'acte performed between the scenes of Act II in the opera Thaïs. In the first scene of Act II, Athanaël, a Cenobite monk, confronts Thaïs, a beautiful and hedonistic courtesan and devotée of Venus, and attempts to persuade her to leave her life of luxury and pleasure and find salvation through God. It is during a time of reflection following the encounter that the Méditation is played by the orchestra. In the second scene of Act II, following the Méditation, Thaïs tells Athanaël that she will follow him to the desert.