Orchestra - Grade 2
Composed by Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899). Arranged by Richard Meyer. Full Orchestra; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Highland/Etling First Philharmonic. Form: Transcription. Masterwork Arrangement. Part(s); Score. 200 pages. Duration 4:08. Highland/Etling #00-47481. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.47481).
Item Number: AP.47481
A beautiful arrangement by Richard Meyer of "Waltz Number 1," "Waltz Number 2," and the "Coda" from the original, set perfectly for the first full-orchestra experience. Perhaps the most widely popular composer of light classical music ever, Johann Strauss, Jr. wrote over 150 waltzes, bringing the form to perfection as an extended musical composition. The Blue Danube (the common English title of An der schonen blauen Donau---German for "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"), was composed in 1866 and was premiered in February of 1867. It has been one of the most popular classical pieces ever since.