Much Ado About Nothing: Three Pieces for Small Orchestra
by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Concert Band - Sheet Music

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Concert Band; Orchestra Timp.Perc(2): Harm: Str (9-8-7-6-5 in set)

SKU: AP.36-A929501

Arranged by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, R. Mark Rogers, and ed./arr. Leo Artok. Full Orchestra. Kalmus Masterworks Library. Masterwork. Score. LudwigMasters Publications #36-A929501. Published by LudwigMasters Publications (AP.36-A929501).

ISBN 9781638875192. UPC: 735816239497. English.

When Max Reinhardt was engaged to direct a German language production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Vienna Volksbühne in 1918, he asked Korngold to compose the incidental music. The production, under the German title Viel Lärmen um Nichts did not open until May 6, 1920 at the Schönbrunn Palace Theater. In the pit, the composer led members of the Vienna Philharmonic, performing no less than 18 pieces of music. In the meantime, due to the tardy premiere of the play, Korngold had already extracted a five-movement orchestral suite which garnered much praise when performed three months before the play's opening night. The five movements included: 1. the Overture; 2. Scene in the Bridal Chamber; 3. Holzapfel und Schlehwein (a mock-serious scene); 4. Intermezzo (Garden Scene); and 5. Hornpipe. When the play moved to Vienna's Burgtheater (more than 80 performances) and later to the Rezidenz Theater in Munich, the music continued to attract much attention. Demand for the music was such that Korngold arranged the suite into versions for violin and piano (four pieces), and for solo piano (three pieces). German composer-arranger Leo Artok (1885-1935) arranged the most popular three items (1. Hornpipe; 2. Garden Scene; and 3. In the Bridal Chamber) for small orchestra, which were then published by Schott in 1926. This newly engraved edition of the Artok arrangement, offered with a new full score for the first time, has been completed by R. Mark Rogers. All editions noted above are available from the publisher. Instrumentation: Timp.Perc(2).Harm: Str ( in set).

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