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Tannhäuser Overture (tr Safranek)

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (arr. V F Safranek)


The official title of this work is Overture to Richard Wagner's Opera Tannhäuser.


General Info

Year: 1845 / 1913
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print

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Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
Cornets I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Flugelhorn I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef) I-II
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Tannhäuser is an opera in three acts, based on the two German legends of Tannhäuser and The Song Contest at Wartburg. The story revolves around the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love. This theme runs through most of Wagner’s works.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • North Carolina: VI


Performances

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References