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Blue Danube Waltz

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Johann Strauss Jr

Johann Strauss Jr (arr. Erik Leidzén)


This work bears the designation Opus 314.


General Info

Year: 1866 / 1941
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Bass Saxophone
Cornets Solo-I-II
Bb Trumpet
Eb Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Drums

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Blue Danube is the common English title of An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (German for "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"), a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. Originally performed on 15 February 1867 at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein (Vienna Men's Choral Association), it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Its initial performance was only a mild success, however, and Strauss is reputed to have said, "The devil take the waltz, my only regret is for the coda—I wish that had been a success!"

The specifically Viennese sentiment associated with Strauss's melody has made it an unofficial Austrian national anthem. The waltz is traditionally broadcast by all public-law television and radio stations exactly at midnight on New Year's Eve, and on New Year's Day it is a customary encore piece at the annual Vienna New Year's Concert.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Burbank (Calif.) Community Band (Paulette Westphal, conductor) – 25 February 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) - 2 November 2014


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References