The Prelude to Die Meistersinger is a grandiose and powerful opening to one of Wagner’s most popular operas. Introducing prominent themes for the rest of the larger work, this piece is a perfect opener to any program and will grab your audience right away with its big brassy sound.
The Prelude to Die Meistersinger is a grandiose and powerful opening to one of Wagner’s most popular operas. Introducing prominent themes for the rest of the larger work, this piece is a perfect opener to any program and will grab your audience right away with its big brassy sound. In lieu of a fanfare to start your concert, the Prelude has the quintet sounding strong right out of the gate. As some of you might know, the original Prelude is about 10 minutes long! Not to worry, this is an abbreviated arrangement. With this version, however, we are still introducing primary themes from the opera and are giving each player the opportunity to perform flowing lyrical lines.
*Note: This arrangement can be heard recorded by CSB on our “Copper Street Classics” album, available on our website or anywhere you get your music online.
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|1st Trumpet in C and Bb|
|2nd Trumpet in C and Bb|
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Ya You Betcha! See the tables below for a general idea, and if you have any questions about a specific piece contact us!
|Meter||Simple (4/4, 3/4, 2/4), no meter changes|
|Keys||Up to two flats|
|Tempo||Andante to Moderato|
|Rhythms||Simple, mostly whole / half / quarter notes|
|Scoring||Clear and traditional|
|Range||No extremes, generally stays in a comfortable octave, and no wide leaps|
|Meter||Simple + easy compound (4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, 9/8), a few easy meter changes|
|Keys||Two sharps to three flats|
|Tempo||Andante to Allegro|
|Rhythms||Adding some triplets and sixteenths|
|Scoring||Mostly traditional, more horn or trombone melody, a few exposed solos|
|Range||Stays in a generally comfortable 1.5 - 2 octaves, no leaps of more than a 6th|
|Meter||All except rapidly changing meters or the extremely complex|
|Keys||Four sharps to five flats|
|Tempo||Adagio to Presto|
|Rhythms||Most rhythms, no complex 16th-note passages, easy double/triple tonguing|
|Scoring||Exposed solos, extended horn and low brass (incl. tuba) melodies|
|Range||All notes in playable range, wide leaps of an octave or more|
|Meter||Any, with any changes between|
|Keys||Any (still generally stays away from the most extreme keys that don't sound as good on brass)|
|Tempo||Molto Largo to Molto Vivace|
|Rhythms||Any complex duple or compound rhythms, fast double/triple tonguing|
|Scoring||Very exposed, unusual orchestration, long cadenzas or solos|
|Range||All notes including extremes, very wide leaps, extreme flexibility required (sounds fun doesn't it?)|