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Finale from "Death and Transfiguration"

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (arr. Harding)


General Info

Year: 1888 / 1950
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Neil Kjos Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung), Op. 24, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss. Strauss began composition in the late summer of 1888 and completed the work on 18 November 1889. The work is dedicated to the composer's friend Friedrich Rosch.

The music depicts the death of an artist. At Strauss's request, this was described in a poem by the composer's friend Alexander Ritter as an interpretation of eath and Transfiguration, after it was composed. As the man lies dying, thoughts of his life pass through his head: his childhood innocence, the struggles of his manhood, the attainment of his worldly goals; and at the end, he receives the longed-for transfiguration "from the infinite reaches of heaven".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: VI
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Maryland: IV
  • Minnesota: I
  • New York: Concert Band VI
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) – 17 November 2018
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 4 March 2018
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K.Fettig, conductor) – 17 October 2016 (Tampa, Fla.)
  • Los Angeles Symphonic Winds (Stephen Piazza, conductor) - 26 October 2014
  • Royal Windband St.Martinus (Opgrimbie/Maasmechelen,Belgium) (Steven Walker, conductor) - October 2007


Works for Winds by this Composer


References