CHARABANDA is a piece conceived for oboe band and percussion . It was written specifically for Claude Villevieille and pays tribute to his great musical openness; indeed Charabanda visit both serious music and festive music. After a solemn sarabande as an introduction, percussion engage in a rhythmic Latin and cause the "Banda" to a moment "Chabada!" The unity of the piece is provided with the theme that remains essentially the same from beginning to end.
Charabanda was commissioned by The Oboe Band to celebrate his leader! Claude Villevieille heard for the first time this piece September 8, 2012 at Champignelles (Yonne).