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Clear Track Polka

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Eduard Strauss

Eduard Strauss (arr. Alfred Reed)


Subtitle: Bahn Frei
This work bears the designation Opus 45.


General Info

Year: 1869 / 2000
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $74.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Piccolo
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-Flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Train Whistle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Place your bets on this delightful gem. It's a brisk, light polka for the race track composed by the youngest son of Johann Strauss. While eldest son Johann Jr. became the most famous composer of the family, Eduard was reputed to be the most famous conductor of the family. Alfred Reed, with this transcription, has created a light encore piece.

- Program Note adapted from Publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kansas State University (Manhattan) Wind Ensemble (Frank Tracz, conductor) - 1 December 2021
  • Encore Winds (Traverse City, Mich.) (Timothy Topolewski, conductor) - 20 May 2018
  • University of Louisville, Community/University Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - October 17, 2016


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Strauss, E.; Reed, A. (2000). Clear Track Polka = (Bahn Frei), op. 45 [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.