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Marriage of Figaro, The

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Earl 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
E-flat Soprano 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
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
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


Media

Audio: Reference recording. American Chamber Winds (David Waybright, conductor)


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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  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric W. Bush, conductor) - 6 December 2021
  • University of Mississippi (Oxford) Wind Ensemble (David Willson, conductor) - 23 April 2021
  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Scott Rabeler, conductor) – 26 January 2020
  • American Chamber Winds (David Waybright, conductor) – 2 March 2018
  • California All-State Junior High School Concert Band (Jonathan Grantham, conductor) - 19 February 2017 (2017 CASMEC Conference, San Jose)
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Steve Layman, conductor) – 1 November 2016
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Budd, conductor) - 17 April 2016
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 14 February 2016
  • The Southern Tier Concert Band (Binghamton, N.Y.) (Robin Linaberry, conductor) - 23 November 2015
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Jennifer Martin, conductor) - 31 May 2015
  • Omaha Symphonic Winds (William Hall, conductor) - 4 May 2014
  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Senior Honor Band (Jennifer Martin, conductor) - 12 February 2014
  • Grand Ledge High School (Mich.) Wind Symphony - 23 October 2013
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Chungsam Doh, conductor) - 15 May 2010
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 20 October 2007


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • 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.