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Roman Carnival Overture

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Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz (arr. Kenneth Singleton)


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General Info

Year: 1834 / 1844 / 2001
Duration: c. 8:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $135.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

This overture is based on themes taken from Berlioz's unsuccessful opera Benvenuto Cellini (1838). The opening salterello (fast Italian dance) from act two and Cellini's andante love theme from act one are two of the prominently featured melodies. The overture was premiered in Paris in 1844, with Berlioz conducting, and so pleased the crowd it had to be repeated. It is still very popular.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Media


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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Berlioz, H.; Singleton, K. (2001). Roman Carnival Overture [score]. Masters Music Publications: Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Hector Berlioz." Accessed 2 January 2015
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 62.