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Tantalusqualen Overture

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Franz von Suppé

Franz von Suppé (arr Grotenhuis)

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General Info

Year: 1868 / 2002
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


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Program Notes

Though he composed in a wide variety of genes, Austrian composer Franz von Suppé (1819-1895) is best known as a creator of Viennese operetta. His operetta Tantalusqualen is a spirited version of a Greek myth portraying the trials of Tantalus, a kingly son of Zeus and the nymph Pluto. This transcription by Dale Grotenhuis captures the lighthearted melodies, playful rhythms, and vivacious flurries that make Suppé’s overtures perennial concert favorites of audiences everywhere!

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: IV


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  • The Shippensburg (Penn.) Band (Carl Sponenberg) - 4 November 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Suppe, F.; Grotenhuis, D. (2002). Tantalusqualen Overture [score]. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.