HARP ENSEMBLE INTERMEDIATE – Harps 1, 3 and 4 are pedal harp; Two “harp 2” are provided – one lever and one pedal. This is probably the most famous piece from the suite, and is often performed as a flute/harp duet.
This suite of music was composed as incidental music to Alphonse Daudet’s “L’Arlésienne” (a play.) A girl is loved by a young peasant. He discovers her infidelity and starts to go crazy. His family tries to help to no avail, and he jumps off a balcony. It was first performed in 1872 in Paris.