\"The Merry Widow\" Overture

"The Merry Widow" Overture

  • Composer: Lehár, Franz
  • Arranger: Suzuki, Eiji
  • Grade: 4.5
  • Duration: 7:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A102S
  • Inventory status: In stock

Printed set (Score & Parts)
Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone 1
Eb Alto Saxophone 2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
String Bass (optional)

[Percussion 1] Crash Cymbals, Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Wind Chime, Tambourine, Tam-tam, Snare Drum
[Percussion 2] Wind Chime, Marimba, Vibraphone, Crash Cymbals, Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Wood Block, Suspended Cymbals
[Percussion 3] Glockenspiel, Marimba

The original Merry Widow does not have an overture. As you might know from the Merry Widow Selections, the music starts at the "introduction" and goes directly into the story. However, several "overtures" do exist, arranged independently and specifically for concert performance. The composer Franz Leh?r himself wrote one, and some are arrangements by other composers such as Robert Stolz. The Lehar score is unpublished, yet there is a recording conducted by the composer himself, which is the basis of this arrangement for band.