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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

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Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach (arr. V F Safranek)


Subtitle: (Tales of Hoffman). Grand Selection from J. Offenbach's Opéra Fantastique


General Info

Year: 1880 / 1910
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
B-flat Flugelhorn I-II-III
Horn or Alto in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Tenor Horn I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Tales of Hoffmann (French: Les contes d'Hoffmann) is an opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann, who is the protagonist of the story. It was Offenbach's final work; he died in October 1880, four months before the premiere.

In a tavern in Nuremberg, The Muse appears and reveals to the audience her purpose is to draw Hoffmann's attention, and make him abjure all other loves, so he can be devoted to her: poetry.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 14 July 2019


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • The Can-Can (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Thorp) (1858/2008)


All Wind Works


Resources

  • The Tales of Hoffman, Wikipedia Accessed 17 July 2019
  • Offenbach, J.; Safranek, V. (1910). Tales of Hoffman = : Les Contes d'Hoffmann : operá fantastique [score]. Carl Fischer: [s.l.].