The Magic Flute, Overture (Overture). Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Lloyd Conley. For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, french horn and bassoon). Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Duration 4 minutes, 10 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16913).
Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" is so lively with elements of fantasy and free-flying imagination that it is often the first opera that children are exposed to. It has so much easily accessible charm and so many glorious Mozart tunes that even the novice will be captivated. This abridged version of the Overture includes the opening Adagio, but not the short Adagio reprise nor some development. The remaining Allegro is primarily based on a lively theme which moves freely between all instruments. Duration 4:10.