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Bedřich Smetana

Bedřich Smetana (arr. Gary Parks)


Subtitle: From the Opera 'The Bartered Bride'


General Info

Year: 1866 / 2008
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano 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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Whirling, brightly-clad dancers are brought to life in this exhilarating transcription for concert band. The joyful celebration of Bohemian peasant life is evidenced from the development of the theme to the dramatic presto at the end.

- Program Note by publisher


The Bartered Bride is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina. The work is generally regarded as a major contribution towards the development of Czech music. It was composed during the period 1863–66, and first performed at the Provisional Theatre, Prague, on 30 May 1866 in a two-act format with spoken dialogue.

Set in a country village and with realistic characters, it tells the story of how, after a late surprise revelation, true love prevails over the combined efforts of ambitious parents and a scheming marriage broker.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Vltava (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Ehara) (1874/2014)


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