Radetzky March (arr Dunnigan)

From Wind Repertory Project
Johann Strauss Sr.

Johann Strauss Sr.

This work bears the designation Opus 228.

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 2:55
Publisher: Patrick Dunnigan
Cost: Unknown


Flutes I-II
Oboes I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Radetzky March, (Opus 228) is dedicated to Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, a Bohemian nobleman and Austrian field marshal. Strauss created this music to commemorate Radetzky's victory at the Battle of Custoza. It was first performed in Vienna in August 1848. The march has become a staple of orchestral concerts the world over. Since 1946, it has been a fixture as an encore piece of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Eve concerts. This is fun and effective music that your students and audience will recognize immediately. It makes a great concert opener or closer.

This new adaptation is in E-flat major which is one half-step higher than the original. This change of key adds extra crispness to the wind ensemble sonority as well as increased playability. it is playable with as few as 25 players (20 winds and 4 percussion) but doubling the clarinets is recommended. The four saxophones can be added (or not) as needed. The bass trombone and string bass parts are also optional. If percussion players are limited, omit the glockenspiel part.

- Program note from score


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Wind Symphony (Shanti Simon, conductor) - 2 October 2022
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Ensemble (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) - 10 November 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 569.