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Light Cavalry Overture (arr Tobani)

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Franz von Suppé

Franz von Suppé (arr. Theodore Moses Tobani)


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General Info

Year: 1866 / 1887
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $5.50

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
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
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Light Cavalry Overture is the overture to Franz von Suppé’s operetta Light Cavalry (German: Leichte Kavallerie), premiered in Vienna in 1866. Although the operetta is rarely performed or recorded, the overture is one of Suppé's most popular compositions, and has achieved a quite distinct life of its own, divorced from the opera of which it originally formed a part. Many orchestras around the world have the piece in their repertoire, and the main theme of the overture has been quoted numerous times by musicians, cartoons and other media.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


The Light Cavalry Overture was written as the prelude to an operetta of the same name. First produced in Vienna on March 24, 1866, it quickly fell into obscurity, but the overture lives on today as one of Suppe’s finest. In military parlance, the term light cavalry refers to horse-mounted troops who were trained to fight while riding.

-Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Minnesota: I


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References