Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (arr. Ligotti; ed. H Robert Reynolds)

The title translates from the German as "Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare."

General Info

Year: 1924
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: V
Publisher: Wiltshire Music and Cor Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $32.00


E-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII
Trombone I-II-III-IV-V-VI
Tuba I-II
Timpani I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Richard Strauss is best known for his work in two major genres: the tone poem and opera. Strauss ably carried both the Wagnerian opera tradition and the Romantic Lisztian tone poem into the twentieth century.Tod und Verkiarung, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Also sprach Zarathustra, Salome and Elektra rank among his most notable compositions and brought Strauss lasting fame during his lifetime and afterward.

Written in 1924, Strauss penned Fanfare für die Wiener Philharmoniker for the Vienna Philharmonic’s first benefit ball, which raised money for the musicians’ pension fund. The piece was originally performed while honored guests arrived at the event, and the work has subsequently been performed every year since at the Philharmonic’s annual ball. This new edition was created by H. Robert Reynolds.

- Program notes by David Balandrin and Ricky Parrell


State Ratings

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  • University of Louisville (Ken.) Chamber Winds (Joseph Leites, conductor) - 9 March 2023
  • University of Delaware (Newark) Wind Ensemble (Lauren Reynolds, conductor) - 18 March 2021
  • Flower Mound (Tx.) Wind Symphony (Brent Biskup, conductor) - 12 February 2021 (2021 TMEA Conference, San Antonio) (Virtual)
  • Missouri State University (Springfield) Wind Ensemble (John Zastoupil, conductor) - 17 November 2020
  • Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony (Piedmont, S.C.) (Logan Campbell, conductor) - 29 February 2020
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Roy Stehle, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Bruce Moss, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Wind Ensemble (William Petersen, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • University of Oregon (Eugene) Wind Ensemble (Dennis Llanás, conductor) – 25 October 2019
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (John Campbell, conductor) - 16 October 2018
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony (Patricia Cornett, conductor) – 28 September 2018
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 24 September 2018
  • Erie County Wind Ensemble (Eden, N.Y.) (John Maguda, conductor) – 2 May 2018 (ACB 2018 Annual Convention (Buffalo, N.Y.))
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Concert Band (Marc Sosnowchik, conductor) – 26 April 2018
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Caneva, conductor) – 23 March 2018
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Wind Symphony (David Waybright, conductor) – 11 January 2018
  • The Hartt Omni-Ensemble (West Hartford, Conn.) (Phil Snedecor, conductor) – 9 December 2017
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Symphony (Stephen G. Peterson, conductor) – 3 May 2017
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Wind Symphony (Emily Threinen, conductor) – 28 April 2017
  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Symphonic Band (John M. Watkins, Jr., conductor) – 13 April 2017
  • Iowa State University (Ames) Wind Ensemble (Michael Golemo, conductor) – 21 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.