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Overture to "Abduction from the Seraglio"

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Robert Longfield)

This work bears the designation K. 384.

General Info

Year: 1782 / 2003
Duration: c. 6:24
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Flute I-II
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The premier of this opera occurred on July 16, 1782, at the Burgtheater Wein in Vienna. It was his most successful opera outside of Vienna, and is still frequently performed.

-Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • South Carolina: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Emporia (Kan.) State University Wind Ensemble (Gary Ziek, conductor) - 29 April 2022
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Troy Davis, conductor) - 19 July 2015
  • Montclair (N.J.) Community Band (Jim Wasko, conductor) - 23 November 2014
  • McKinley Goldbug Wind Ensemble (St. Louis, Mo. - 7 May 2011

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