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Masquerade Overture (Nielsen)

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Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen (arr. John P. Boyd)

This work may be found under its title in Danish, Maskerade.

General Info

Year: 1904-06 / 1969
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano 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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is the overture to the comic opera Maskerade written between 1904 and 1906. The opera libretto was written by Vilhelm Andersen, based on the comedy by Ludvig Holberg. In Denmark, this opera achieved such success that it is often considered the country's national opera.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Nielsen, C.; Boyd, J. (1969). Masquerade Overture: For Concert Band. [score] Schirmer: New York.