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" Une barque sur l'océan " and " Alborada del gracioso " were orchestrated by Ravel himself. " La vallée des cloches " has been orchestrated by Ernesto Halffter for triple woodwind , four horns , timpani , percussion, two harps , celesta and strings; and Percy Grainger for a typical Grainger ensemble with multiple pianos and percussion, plus strings. " Oiseaux tristes " has been scored by Felix Günther for double woodwind plus piccolo , two horns, two trumpets , percussion, harp, celesta and strings; though aimed at intermediate rather than advanced players, transposed down a semitone and with some of Ravel's rhythms simplified. The earliest known orchestration of " Noctuelles " is by the British pianist Michael Round , an orchestration commissioned by Vladimir Ashkenazy and recorded by him with the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Exxon, 1993) – the recording also includes Round's scorings of the Fugue and Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin . In orchestrated form " Noctuelles " is scored for triple woodwind (including E ♭ clarinet ) minus one contrabassoon ; four horns, three trumpets, three trombones and tuba , timpani, percussion, two harps, celesta and strings. Performance material (for hire only) is held by publishers BMG . There is a more recent orchestration (2001) of " Noctuelles " by American composer Steven Stucky . It is published by Theodore Presser Company and is scored for 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling English horn), 2 clarinets, 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussionists, celesta, two harps, and strings. In 2003 the British composer Simon Clarke made an orchestration of the three movements that Ravel did not orchestrate. [4]

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