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25a–c. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Opera overtures

June 7, 2011

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Le nozze di Figaro. Ouverture, arr. Manuscript, in an unidentified hand, circa 1807–1812. Part for first clarinet. Page 1

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Complete set of parts (click on “show all images in this set”)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)
[Le nozze di Figaro. Ouverture]
Arranged for band by John Collier
Manuscript, in an unidentified hand, on paper watermarked 1807–1812
Parts for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 6 clarinets, 3 bassoons, serpent, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, trombone, timpani
Box 248, folder 1308

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)
[Don Giovanni. Ouverture]

Arranged for band
Manuscript, in an unidentified hand, on paper watermarked 1803
Parts for 2 clarinets (1 part), serpent, trombone
Box 248, folder 1304

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)
[Die Zauberflöte. Ouverture]

Arranged for band by Schäfer
Manuscript, in an unidentified hand, on paper watermarked 1801–1804
Parts for 2 flutes, 2 oboes or clarinets, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, serpent, 2 horns, 2 trumpets (1 part)
Box 251, folder 1323

 Music used by the Duke of Cumberland’s band includes excerpts from recent operas arranged for band ensembles of wind and percussion instruments. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), and Die Zauberflöte (1791) were composed and first performed during the last decade of Mozart’s life, and were first published in vocal score in the 1790s. These examples of clarinet parts from manuscript arrangements made circa 1801–1812 are evidence of the continuing popularity of these operas with musicians and audiences.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Don Giovanni. Ouverture, arr. Manuscript, in an unidentified hand, circa 1803. Part for clarinets. Page 1

See images in Beinecke’s Digital Library:
Complete set of parts (click on “show all images in this set”)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Die Zauberflöte. Ouverture, arr. Manuscript, in an unidentified hand, circa 1801–1804. Part for first clarinet. Page 1

See images in Beinecke’s Digital Library:
Single image
Complete set of parts (click on “show all images in this set”)

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