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Ernst Toch

Ernst Toch

Subtitle: für Bläser und Schlagzeug

General Info

Year: 1932 / 1951
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schott
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
C Trumpet I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Miniatur-Ouvertüre is indeed miniature in size and length, though it is a technically complex work, requiring advanced players on each part. Music critic Rob Barnett writes, "The Miniature Overture is one of those works of the 1930s that has a foot planted firmly in the 1920s. It is scored sparsely and scathingly for wind ensemble. This is caustic music with a vitriolic edge, cheery but sardonic - the equivalent of Grosz’s drawings of Berlin nightlife although written in Hollywood."

- Program Note by San Francisco Wind Ensemble concert program, 12 July 2015


Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Toch, E. [ca. 1974] Miniatur-Ouvertüre: (1932): für Bläser und Schlagzeug [score] Ars Viva: Mainz.