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Symphonie Fantastique

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Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz (arr. Yodo)

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General Info

Year:1830 / 2011
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wind Gallery


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Program Notes

Berlioz’s 1830 Symphonie Fantastique is a piece of program music that, according to the composer’s notes, tells the story of “an artist gifted with a lively imagination who has poisoned himself with opium in the depths of despair because of hopeless love.” In this fifth and final movement, the protagonist of the story sees himself at a witches’ sabbath, in the midst of a hideous gathering of sorcerers and monsters of every kind who have come together for his funeral.

The Symphonie, in whole or in part, is seldom heard in a wind band transcription, and Akira Yodo’s outstanding arrangement will help fill that void.

-Program Note by the Kagoshima Joho High School Wind Orchestra


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Works for Winds by This Composer


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