Overture, Orpheus in the Underworld

By: Musik: Jacques Offenbach Text: Hector Crémieux
For: Quartet of Clarinets in Bb
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Musik: Jacques Offenbach Text: Hector Crémieux
Year of arrangement
Difficult (Grades 7+)
9 minutes
Classical music
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This is one of the most famous overtures - and there was nothing for clarinets. So i arranged it for our own quartet, here with 5. As you can see 3rd and 5th are most likely the same - rhythmically. Only some notes are changed to get a more voluminous sound. Enjoy playing it, find your own tempo…

Note: this arrangement was intended for 4 clarinets. As we had one more i arranged a 5th one - to get here as "5. Klar - Siehe Anmerkung". It is not necessary to have this one - it is just to get more sound.

These scores (all of those I do) are written for our own clarinet quartet. As we know how we sound it is very interesting to us to learn more about other ensembles and their way to interpret our scores. So if you play and perform this - please let us know. Send us mp3 or make a video and upload it to Youtube or elsewhere - but please, let us know.

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