Lustspiel Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Béla Kéler

Béla Kéler (arr. Louis-Philippe Laurendeau)

This work bears the designation Opus 73.

General Info

Year: 1872 / 1900
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Solo Cornet Score
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Soprano Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II
B-flat Tenor Horn I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion (2-3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There is some confusion regarding two of his works. The Lustspiel Overture, which is his most famous work, is sub-titled Hungarian Comedy on many of the editions. However, he also composed a piece entitled Hungarian Comedy Overture that is entirely different. Confusing the issue even further is the fact that the J.W. Pepper edition of Lustspiel is entitled Comedy Overture. The word Lustspiel means "comedy" in German.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • The Packard Concert Band (Warren, Ohio) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) - 13 November 2022
  • University of North Dakota (Bismarck) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) - 30 November 2021
  • Peninsula Concert Band (Hampton, Va.) (Ronnie Tong, conductor) – 11 November 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Meredith Music Publications, 2004, pp. 172.
  • Kéler, B.; Laurendeau, L. (1900). Lustspiel: Overture [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Lustspiel-Ouverture, Op.73 (Kéler, Béla)." IMSLP. Web. Accessed 20 January 2018