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EDH 013






As a climax to the July 1914 celebrations of the centenary of Geneva's accession to the Swiss Confederation, the State Council of the Canton of Geneva commissioned a festive spectacle: La Fête de Juin. The music was composed by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, the texts were by Daniel Baud-Bovy and Albert Malsch, Aloys Hugonnet was responsible for the stage design, and Firmin Gémier was in charge of the staging. The patriotic spectacle shows all phases of Geneva's glorious history, from the earliest epochs to the unification with Switzerland and finally to the golden age at the beginning of the First World War.

«La Marche Rouge» is part of the 4th act of this Geneva historical spectacle.

The basis for my edition was the 1914 edition published by Foetisch Frères (S.A.), Editeurs, Paris/Lausanne, as well as the version for piano four hands arranged by René Charrey (Ed. Foetisch Frères). The percussion parts are newly set.


In 1903, the canton of Vaud celebrated the centenary of its entry into the Swiss Confederation. Under the title Le Festival Vaudois, a festive play was held from July 4-6, 1903, on the Place de Beaulieu in Lausanne. The music and lyrics were by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, and the production was by Firmin Gémier, the creator of the Théâtre National Populaire in France. A prologue and four pictures depicted the life of the Vaudois people through the ages.

The «Marche Vaudoise» is part of the first act and set for mixed choir and symphony orchestra.

A version for wind orchestra has been published by Foetisch Frères (S.A.) Editeurs, Lausanne. This edition integrates the 16-bar interlude preceding the march (with cuts in the percussion part) into the composition and the piece is transposed down a whole tone. This edition is unlikely to be by the Jaques-Dalcroze, especially since the instrumentation is very reminiscent of editions made in the 1st half of the 20th century for the wind orchestra of the Garde Républicaine in Paris.

My edition is based on the piano reduction with choir (Edition Jobin & Cie., Paris/Lausanne) as well as on the version for piano (W. Sandoz, Editeur, Neuchatel - 1903) and is left in the original key. 

The two concert marches are combined in one score. The scores are wire-stitched (no spiral binding) in 32x24 cm format.

The individual parts are delivered as PDF on a USB stick.


Price for set of 2:      score (printed) CHF 50.- /  parts (on USB stick) CHF 50.-                                                        Orders to:

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