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Robinson Crusoë

Level:

3

Duration:

7:04

Instrumentation:

wind band, fanfare band

concert work, contest piece

Type

This work is based on Daniel Defoe’s world-famous 1719 novel and with broad brushstrokes typifies the hero’s life in four parts. The first part describes his life as a seaman. The second part is an impressive, stormy description of the shipwreck he falls victim to. The next covers his happy life with his friend Friday, which takes the form of a melodious hymn. Lastly, the fourth part describes the tense confrontation with the Cannibals and his return home.