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Drei zapfenstreiche

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (Re-scored by William A. Schaefer)

General Info

Year: 1808-1810 / 1984
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


1. March 1 – 1:35
2. March 2 – 1:55
3. March 3 – 2:15


C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III3
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Marches 1 & 3 of the set were originally published without their trios as Zwei Märsche für Militärmusik. WoO 18 & 19. March 2 was published as Marsch für Militärmusik. WoO 20. Trio was added in 1822.

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Pima Community College (Tucson, Ariz.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Nelson, conductor) – 17 October 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Beethoven, L.; Schaefer, W. (1984). Drei Zapfenstreiche = Three Original Ceremonial Pieces : For Band [score]. TRN Music Publishers: [United States].