Oberon Overture (tr Hindsley)

From Wind Repertory Project
Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (tr. Mark Hindsley)

General Info

Year: 1826 / [1972?]
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hindsley Trancriptions

Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00


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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Oberon, or The Elf King's Oath is a three-act romantic opera in English with spoken dialogue and music by Carl Maria von Weber. The libretto by James Robinson Planche was based on a German poem, Oberon, by Christoph Martin Wieland, which itself was based on the epic romance Huon de Bordeaux, a French medieval tale.

Against his doctor's advice, Weber undertook the project commissioned by the actor-impresario Charles Kemble for financial reasons. Having been offered the choice of Faust or Oberon as subject matter, he travelled to London to complete the music, learning English to be better able to follow the libretto, before the premiere of the opera. However, the pressure of rehearsals, social engagements and composing extra numbers destroyed his health, and Weber died in London on 5 June 1826.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Florida: VI
  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: V
  • Kansas: VI
  • Louisiana: V
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Oberon (Weber). Wikipedia. Accessed 8 August 2023
  • Weber, C.; Hindsley, M. [1972?]. Oberon: Overture [score]. Hindsley Transcriptions: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, Colorado.