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Battle of Austerlitz, The

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Evžen Zámečník

Evžen Zámečník


General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $195.00   |   Score Only - $30.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet (Optional)
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone I-II
Baritone Saxophone
Flugelhorn or Cornet (in Bb) I-II
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass (Optional)
Percussion I-II-II-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash)
  • Field Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Timpani


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Program Notes

The Battle of Austerlitz is dedicated to the Moravian town, Slavkov (Austerlitz), near Brno in the Czech Republic where this battle of the three world powers - France, Austria and Russia - was fought on December 2, 1805. In this composition, as the title suggests, the distinctive signals and musical commands of the three fighting armies are set against one another by means of polytonality and other musical devices.

The image of the horrors of war is followed by a musical prayer. The increasing dramatic tension and intensity of sound culminate in the tune of Marseillaise as a symbol of victory of Napoleon's troops which eventually changes into a meditative commemoration of the innumerable victims of war.


Program Note from the Printed Score


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