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Marriage of Figaro, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Slocum)


Subtitle: Overture


General Info

Year: 1786 / 1958
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Mozart's famous opera The Marriage of Figaro, composed in 1786, was the first of his greatest series of operas. The combination of DaPonte's witty text and Mozart's sparkling music was irresistible, and the opera was an immediate success. The adventures of the resourceful barber (who appears again in Rossini's Barber of Seville) are illustrated by some of the most delightful music Mozart ever wrote. The overture, which is in one tempo throughout, is a pure gem of spontaneous melody and skillful design.

- Program Note by Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: V
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • New York: Concert Band VI
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: V. Complete
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Mozart, W.; Slocum, E. (1958). The Marriage of Figaro, Overture [score]. Belwin Mills: Melville, N.Y.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 440.