Don Giovanni Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Melanie Thorne)


General Info

Year: 1787 / 2017
Duration: c. 6:55
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Sempre Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone I-II


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Program Notes

The dramatic overture from Mozart's Don Giovanni (the sixth most-performed opera in the world) is skillfully arranged for a large woodwind ensemble by Melanie Thorne. The thrilling and dramatic overture is pure Mozart and a pure joy for audience and advanced ensembles.

- Program Note from publisher


Don Giovanni (K. 527) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer, by Spanish writer Tirso de Molina. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the National Theater (of Bohemia) on 29 October 1787. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements.

Don Giovanni is generally regarded as one of Mozart's supreme achievements and one of the greatest operas of all time, and it has proved a fruitful subject for writers and philosophers. It is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


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