Hungarian Attack March

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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (trans. Kenneth Singleton)

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General Info

Year: 1843 / 1875 / 2012
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Grand Mesa Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally written for piano in 1843, Liszt adapted this symphonic poem for orchestra in 1875. Neither of Liszt’s versions enjoy many performances today, but Singleton has rescued this work from relative obscurity in this very authentic and exciting version for wind ensemble.

- Program Note from publisher

Although rarely performed today, this miniature composition is an excellent example of his best work. In addition to the “warlike” opening motif, Liszt introduces several Hungarian dance tunes into the mix. Even though Liszt considered this piece to be a march, it strikes a listener more as an overture, or perhaps a miniature symphonic poem.

- Program Note from Lee University Wind Ensemble concert program, 8 October 2019

For the Liberty High School (Colo.) Wind Ensemble.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) - 21 November 2022
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 8 October 2019
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan) Wind Ensemble (John Climer, conductor) - 6 March 2019 (84th Annual ABA National Convention)
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan) Wind Ensemble (Frank Tracz, conductor) - 17 October 2018

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