Concert band - Grade 4
Composed by Friml-Stothart. Arranged by Willy Hautvast. Catalogue Light Concert Works/Arrangements of Modern Light Music/Novelties. Light Concert Pieces. Recorded on The Best of Novelties (ML.311056720). Full set. Duration 2 minutes, 52 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.011171040).
Item Number: ML.011171040
Rudolf Friml studied composition with Antonin Dvorak at the conservatory of music of his native town. He settled in the United States of America in 1906 after having spent already five years in the States as pianist of the violin virtuoso Jan Kubelik. Friml is famous because of a number of his operettas such as 'Rose Marie' (1923) and 'The Vagabond King' (1925). The most popular Donkey Serenade is an extract from his operetta 'The Firefly' (1912). This song was even to become more popular when 'The Firefly' was turned in to the movie picture 'The Castilian Spy' by Robert Leonard in 1937.