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Der Freischutz Overture (arr Sedlak)

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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (arr. Wenzl Sedlák)


General Info

Year: 1821 / 1989
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Compusic
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II (ad lib)
Horn in F I-II


Errata

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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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