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Prelude to Act I of "Die Meistersinger"

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (trans. Joseph Kreines; ed. Johnson)


General Info

Year: 1862 / 2012
Duration: c. 9:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Aeolus Musicl
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg) is a music drama (or opera) in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It was first performed at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater, today the home of the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich, on 21 June 1868.

The story is set in Nuremberg in the mid-16th century. At the time, Nuremberg was a free imperial city and one of the centers of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. The story revolves around the city's guild of Meistersinger (Master Singers), an association of amateur poets and musicians who were primarily master craftsmen of various trades. The master singers had developed a craftsmanlike approach to music-making, with an intricate system of rules for composing and performing songs. The work draws much of its atmosphere from its depiction of the Nuremberg of the era and the traditions of the master-singer guild. One of the main characters, the cobbler-poet Hans Sachs, is based on a historical figure, Hans Sachs (1494–1576), the most famous of the master-singers.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


This transcription is dedicated to Charles Watford, Director of Bands, Dr. Phillips High School [Fla.] for excellence of teaching, love of music, and dedication to his students.

- Program Note from score


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