Abduction from the Seraglio (arr. Wendt)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Johann Nepomuk Wendt)

This work may be found under its title in German, Entführung aus dem Serail.

This work bears the designation KV 384

General Info

Year: 1782 / 1975
Duration: c. 22:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musica Rara
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.25


1. Overtura – 1:40
2. Hier soll ich dich den sahe – 2:55
3. Ich gehe, doch rate ich dir – 2:40
4. Durch Zartlichkeit und Schmeicheln – 3:25
5. Wenn der Freude Tranen fliessen – 4:15
6. Ha, wie will ich triumphieren – 2:00
7. Welche Wonne, welche Lust – 2:25
8. Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe! – 1:45


Full Score
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (K. 384; The Abduction from the Seraglio; also known as Il Seraglio) is an opera Singspiel in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The plot concerns the attempt of the hero Belmonte, assisted by his servant Pedrillo, to rescue his beloved Konstanze from the seraglio of Pasha Selim.

The work premiered on 16 July 1782, at the Vienna Burgtheater, with the composer conducting. The opera was a huge success.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Wikipedia Accessed 17 May 2017
  • Mozart, W; Wendt, J. (1975). The Abduction from the Seraglio : Arranged For 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns & 2 Bassoons [score]. Musica Rara: London.