Memories of Covent Garden

By: Johann Strauss II (Op 329)
For: Orchestra
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Composer
Johann Strauss II (Op 329)
Year of composition
1867
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2009
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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Strauss, Johann II (b Vienna, 1825; d Vienna, 1899). Austrian composer, conductor, and violinist, eldest son of Johann Strauss, and deservedly known as ’the Erinnerung an Covent Garden, Son of the famous ’Waltz King,’ he became the leading composer of late 19th centuryViennese operetta. Although he is best known today for Die Fledermaus and The Gypsy Baron, in his day he was more popular for such now forgotten works as The Merry War (1882), The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief (1882), and Prince Methusalem (1883). Even A Night in Venice (1884) had only a short run. However, under a number of titles such as Champagne Sec and Rosalinda, Die Fledermaus enjoyed Broadway revivals throughout the first half of the 20th century. Strauss married singer Henriette "Jetty" Treffz in August 1862, and they settled in Hietzing. Thereafter, she became his business manager and apparently a great inspiration, drawing him toward operetta, just as Viennese theatre operators were becoming tired of the works of Offenbach. Hemade several trips abroad, one trip to London where he was inspired by the Cockney tunes to write 'Memories of Covent Garden' as a waltz. This arrangement was made from a piano copy.

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Persian March Op 289, Londonderry Air, Jerusalem (With optional Voice or Choir), Ballet Egyptian, Malaguena [Opera: Boabdil], March: Entrance of the Boyards, Overture: The Land of the mountain and the flood, Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, The Pelly Waltz, Boccherini's Minuet (Orch), March Lorraine (Orch), Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Orch), L’enfance du Christ (Orch), Sheep may safely graze (Orch), La Mourisque (Orch), Jesu joy of man’s desiring, The Barber of Lavapies-Selection (Orch), El baile de Luis Alonso (Orch), Trumpet Voluntary (1700), March Radetzky, Wenzel March, Triumphal March from Tarpeja WoO2, Light Baggage Gallop, March: Remembrance of Paris, Triumphal March-Cantata: Caractacus Op. 35, Ouvre Ton Coeur (Open your heart), Pavane pour une infante defunte, Lucy Long for Bassoon and orchestra, Andante Cantabile, Toasts and Tunes for all occasions, Princess Ida [Introduction], The Shepherds’ Lottery, March: The Grenadier’s Return, Danse Villageoise (Suite Pastorale), La Campanella, Polovtsian Dances [Prince Igor], Eton Place, Where’re you walk (Flute or Oboe or Trumpet solo and orchestra), Zapateado [Danza Espanolas No. 2], Weinachtkonzert [Concerto Grossi] No. 12, March of the Peers (Orch), Dance of the Blessed Spirits [Orfeo & Euridice], Sevilla [Suite: Espanola Op. 47], Andantino, Rondeau in C, Arioso (Orch), March: Royal Standard, Scicilienne [Pelleas & Melisande] Op. 80, Water Music [Suite: 5 movements], Beguine Royale, Bourree [Suite ancienne], Theme from Organ Symphony No. 3, Selection: H. M. S. Pinafore, March: National Emblem, Bethena [A concert waltz], Bolero, La Boda de Luis Alonso (Orch), Flower Duet [Opera: Lakme], Overture: Di Ballo, Brother James’ Air (Marosa), Selection: The Mikado, Selection: The Pirates of Penzance , Clair de lune [Suite Bergamasque] (Orch), Gymnopedies No. 2, Hungarian Dance [From Foreign Lands] Op. 23, Gymnopedies No. 1, Scheherazade: Theme from 3rd movement, La fille aux cheveux de lin (Girl with the flaxen hair), Partita No. 3 in E major [BWV1006], Strange Adventure [Yeomen of the Guard], Humoresque Op. 101, Suo Gan [Welsh Air] (Orch), Dance of the little Moorish Slaves [AIDA], Triumphal March: Cleopatra, Prelude (Te Deum), Sweet Remembrance, Berceuse Op. 16, A Highland Hoedown, Saint-Saen's Gavotte, Chaconne, Romanza Andaluza, Concerto in G minor [4th Movement], Festmarsch Wo05, TOREADOR’S SONG for Trumpet and Orchestra, Procession of the Nobles [Ballet suite: Mlada], Symphony No 5 (Reformation) 3rd Movement, Delius: Sleigh Ride, Royal Fireworks Music, Notturno, Serenade for Solo Trumpet and orchestra, Wedding March, Scherzo Fantastique Op. 25, Sarabande, Russian March, Post Horn Galop (for Post Horn and orchestra) and A 17th Century Suite (1633)

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