Fackeltanz No.4 (Meyerbeer, Giacomo)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Orchestra (Wieprecht)

 Full Score
#83661 - 5.50MB, 54 (48 music) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1860x

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Carolus (2010/11/1)

 Color cover
#83662 - 0.24MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 218x

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Carolus (2010/11/1)


Wilhelm Wieprecht (1802-1872)

Publisher Info.:

Milan: G. Ricordi, n.d. Plate 51584.


Public Domain [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Fackeltanz No.4
Alternative Title
Composer Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Key C major
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1858
First Performance 1858
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Military Band

Misc. Comments

According to Robert Ignatius Letellier, in his preface to "Giacomo Meyerbeer Orchestral Works: The Incidental Music to Struensee, Fackeltänze, Overtures, Marches, Ballet Music", the Fackeltanze, or Torch Dances, were intended for torchlight processions at Prussian royal weddings. In this form, they were played by 130 trumpets and trombones. According to Letellier, the music was arranged for the brass by Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht (who was in charge of the Prussian military band) and the orchestral versions were done immediately after by Meyerbeer himself. Interesting, then, to note that the uploaded orchestral version here seems to have been done by Wieprecht.

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