Also Sprach Zarathustra: Fanfare

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (arr. Robert Longfield)

General Info

Year: 1896 / 2001
Duration: c. 1:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $48.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra" or "Thus Spake Zarathustra") is a tone poem by Richard Strauss, composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel of the same name. The composer conducted its first performance on 27 November 1896 in Frankfurt. A typical performance lasts half an hour.

The work has been part of the classical repertoire since its first performance in 1896. The initial fanfare – titled "Sunrise" in the composer's program notes – became particularly well known after its use in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • The Boynton Beach (Fla.) Gold Coast Band (Barbara Rubenstein, conductor) - 26 March 2023
  • Capital Region Wind Ensemble (Schenectady, N.Y.) (Brett Wery, conductor) - 2 October 2022
  • University of North Dakota (Bismarck) University Band (James Popejoy, conductor) – 27 April 2021
  • Central Lakes College (Brainerd, Minn.) Wind Orchestra (Jonathan Laflamme, conductor) – 9 November 2020
  • University of Rhode Island (Kingston) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Gene Pollart, conductor) – 20 October 2019
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) – 26 May 2019
  • Gettysburg (Penn.) College Wind Symphony (Russell McCutcheon, conductor) – 10 February 2019
  • Denison University (Granville, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Chris David Westover, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) – 9 March 2018
  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Raymond Handfield, conductor) – 27 October 2017
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Symphonic Winds (Dennis Llinas, conductor)– 17 November 2016
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Ensemble (Donald Peterson, conductor) – 28 October 2016
  • Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band (New York, N.Y.) (Kelly Watkins, conductor) – 12 December 2015
  • Knoxville (Tenn.) Christian Youth Bands – 6 October 2015

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