Der Freischütz Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (arr. Theodore Moses Tobani)

General Info

Year: 1821 / 1898 / 1922
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute II
Flute I
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Cornet
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
B-flat Tenor Horn
Bass Trombone
Drums, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, (usually translated as The Marksman or The Freeshooter) is a German opera with spoken dialogue in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber with a libretto by Friedrich Kind. It premiered on 18 June 1821 at the Schauspielhaus Berlin. It is considered the first important German Romantic opera, especially in its national identity and stark emotionality.

The plot is based on the German folk legend of the Freischütz and many of its tunes were thought to be inspired by German folk music, but this is a common misconception. Its unearthly portrayal of the supernatural in the famous Wolf's Glen scene has been described as "the most expressive rendering of the gruesome that is to be found in a musical score".

- Program Notes from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V
  • Tennessee: VI


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  • Maplewood (N.J.) Community Concert Band (Steve Kimmons, conductor) – 22 July 2015

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