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Zigeunerbaron Overture

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Johann Strauss Jr

Johann Strauss Jr (arr. Donald Patterson)


This work is also found under its title in English, The Gypsy Baron Overture.


General Info

Year: 1885
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: DCP Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Gran Cassa
  • PIatti
  • Sporen (Spurs)
  • Tambuaro Piccolo


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Gypsy Baron (German: Der Zigeunerbaron) is an operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss II which premiered at the Theater an der Wien on 24 October 1885. Its libretto was by the author Ignaz Schnitzer and in turn was based on Sáffi by Mór Jókai. During the composer's lifetime, the operetta enjoyed great success, second only to the popularity of Die Fledermaus.

Its genesis was rather swift and smooth, as Strauss was no stranger to the Hungarian influences apparent in the music score. Originally, Strauss and Schnitzer intended the operetta as an opera but further revisions were made and the idea of a comic opera was conceived.

The story, set in Hungary in the late 18th century, is of the marriage of a landowner (returned from exile) and a gypsy girl who is revealed as the daughter of a Turkish Pasha, and the rightful owner of a hidden treasure. It involves a fortune-telling Romany queen, a self-important mayor, a rascally commissioner, a military governor, a band of Gypsies and a troop of Hussars.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Allegheny College (Penn.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Michael Colburn, conductor) - 17 June 2016


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