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Der Freischütz Overture

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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (arr. Theodore Moses Tobani)


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General Info

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

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Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute II
Flute I
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat 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
Cornets 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
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Drums

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V
  • Tennessee: VI


Performances

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


Works for Winds by this Composer


References