Entrance of the Emperor (flex)

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Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály (arr. Rick DeJonge)

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General Info

Year: 1926 / 2020
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boston Brass
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $99.00

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Program Notes

Háry János is a Hungarian folk opera (that is, a spoken play with songs, in the manner of a Singspiel) in four acts by Zoltán Kodály to a Hungarian libretto by Béla Paulini [hu] (1881–1945) and Zsolt Harsányi, based on the comic epic The Veteran (Az obsitos) by János Garay about a supposed veteran named Háry János. The subtitle of the piece is Háry János kalandozásai Nagyabonytul a Burgváráig – János Háry: his Adventures from Nagyabony (Great Abony) to the Vienna Burg. The first performance was at the Royal Hungarian Opera House, Budapest, 1926.

From the music of the opera, Kodály extracted the orchestral Háry János Suite, a popular piece in the classical repertoire. This notably includes the cimbalom, a traditional Hungarian variant of the hammer dulcimer. The world première of the suite was at the Gran Teatro del Liceo Barcelona, on 24 March 1927, by the Pau Casals Orchester conducted by Antal Fleischer. The Entrance of the Emperor and His Court is the sixth of six movements of this suite.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Based on Boston Brass custom arrangements and adapted by Rick DeJonge.

- Program Note from publisher


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