Die Meistersinger von Nurnbürg

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (trans. Hindsley)

General Info

Year: 1868/197-?
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hindsley Transcriptions
Cost: Score and Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $19.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute 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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Die Meistersinger von Nurnbürg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) is an opera in three acts. It is one of the most popular operas in the repertory, and is among the longest still commonly performed today, usually taking around four and a half hours.

In the first act, the town goldsmith, Veit Pogner, announces that the winner of the St. John’s Feast Day song contest will win the hand in marriage of his daughter, Eva. The only stipulation is that the winner must be, or become, a Meistersinger. Walther, a young knight who is already in love with Eva, determines to enter the contest, but his song is too radical, and he fails in his attempt to become a mastersinger. In the second Act, the town clerk, Beckmesser, decides to enter the contest and attempts to woo Eva, but unwittingly causes a riot. In the third act, the cobbler Hans Sachs helps Waither to compose a mastersong with which Waither ultimately defeats his rival Beckmesser and wins Eva.

- Program Note by William V. Johnson for the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 15 May 2010

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Florida: VI
  • Louisiana: V
  • Minnesota: I
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • Tennessee: V. Complete
  • Virginia: VI


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Wagner, R.; Hindsley, M. [197-?]. Die Meistersinger von Nurnbürg: Overture [score]. [Concert Band Transcriptions] : [Urbana, Ill.]