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Armida Overture

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Concert band - Grade 3
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Arranged by Richard Bowles. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR322). Extra condensed score. Composed 1977. Duration 6 minutes, 8 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-1488-02AR).

Item Number: CL.012-1488-02AR

This overture to the opera is characteristic of Haydn. It is an abbreviated sonata form with a waltz instead of a development section. The melodies have real vitality, and ingenious counterpoint enriches the repetition of thematic material.

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