Emperor Waltz (arr Bullock)

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Johann Strauss Jr

Johann Strauss Jr (arr. Jack Bullock)

This work bears the designation Opus 437.

General Info

Year: 1888 / 2003
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 (Emperor Waltz) is a waltz composed by Johann Strauss II in 1889. The waltz was originally titled Hand in Hand and was intended as a toast made in August of that year by Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I on the occasion of his visit to the German Kaiser Wilhelm II where it was symbolic as a 'toast of friendship' extended by Austria to Germany. Strauss' publisher, Fritz Simrock, suggested the title Kaiser-Walzer since the title could allude to either monarch, and thus satisfy the vanity of both rulers.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Virginia (Alexandria) Grand Military Band (Loras John Schissel, conductor) - 23 September 2023
  • New Horizons Band of Sonoma County (Calif.) (Mike Milbrath, conductor) - 10 June 2023

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  • Kaiser-Walzer. Wikipedia. Accessed 14 October 2016
  • Strauss, J.; Bullock, J. (2003). Emperor Waltz, Op. 437 [score]. Belwin-Mills: Miami, Fla.