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Overture in C major for Winds (Score)

op. 24

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

Wind band (piccolo/flute/2 oboes/4 clarinets/2 basset horns/2 bassoons/contrabassoon/bass horn/4 horns/2 trumpets/alto trombone/tenor trombone/bass trombone/drum/triangle/great concert drum/cymbals)
Op. 24. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Christopher Hogwood. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Score; Urtext Edition (paperbound). Op. 24. 46 pages. Duration 10m. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA9055).

Item Number: BA.BA9055

ISBN 9790006522972. 9x12 inches. Key: C major. Text Language: English/German. Preface: Christopher Hogwood.

In 1838 Mendelssohn arranged and re-orchestrated his Nocturno for large wind orchestra with 23 instruments plus percussion. The overture, first published by Simrock in 1839 and later issued as part of the Mendelssohn Edition edited by Julius Rietz in the 1860s, has never appeared in a critical edition. It is published here in a first ever Urtext edition prepared by Christopher Hogwood. The score contains an informative preface (English and German) as well as a detailed description of the sources and critical commentary (English).

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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  • 2008-01-10 00:00:00.0 Hogwood urtext edition is wonderful

    For those who are interested in this neglected Mendelssohn overture, look no more. This is a must purchase.

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