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1812 Overture

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concert Band - Grade 3
Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Mark Williams. Concert Band; Masterworks. Concert Band Series. Form: Overture. Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. Conductor Score & Parts. 264 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17116).

Item Number: AP.17116

This powerful arrangement makes one of Tchaikovsky's most popular and dramatic orchestral works accessible for grade 3 concert bands. The expresive chorale that opens the work has been reworked for brass and bass clarinet, and its dramatic restatement near the end of the piece has been transposed down a perfect fourth so your trumpets will ring through right to the end. Mark Williams also offers some creative alternatives to achieve the cannon sounds. Close your next concert with this all-time classic!

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  • 4

    John Watson
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  • 2009-12-30 00:00:00.0 Does What it Says!

    A simple straight-forward version of the famous overture. Parts are clear and in easier keys. All important thematic material is contained with sensible (i.e. musical!) cuts made. If you want a simpler version of 1812 this is it.

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