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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (arr. Kindig; rev. Gruentzel)

Subtitle: Finale from Symphonic Poem

The underlying work bears the designation S. 100.

General Info

Year: 1851 / 1905
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Gilmore
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mazeppa, S. 100, is a symphonic poem composed by Franz Liszt in 1851. It is the sixth in the cycle of thirteen symphonic poems written during his time in Weimar. It tells the story of Ivan Mazepa, who seduced a noble Polish lady, and was tied naked to a wild horse that carried him to Ukraine. There, he was released by the Cossack, which later made him Hetman.

The composer follows Hugo's narrative, describing the hero's journey through the vast steppes in the first movement. The string section plays the main theme, which is transformed and distorted with six strokes of the timpani that evoke the fall of the rider. After a silence, strings, bassoon and horn soloists express astonishment of the injured, raised by the trumpets at Allegro Marziale. Mazeppa and his cossacks are placed in front of the army (a march is heard) and the return of the hero's theme signifies his end in glory.

Mazeppa also had inspired Victor Hugo in Les Orientales and Lord Byron for his 1819 poem Mazeppa.

The work premiered at the Court Theatre in Weimar on April 16, 1854.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

This arrangement was scored expressly for The Gilmore Band.


State Ratings

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