BRASS BAND - Overture to ’Ruy Blas’

Composer
Felix Mendelssohn
Year of composition
1839
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Brass band
Instrumental parts
Not available

Apparently Mendelssohn wrote this overture in just 3 days after the Leipzig Theatrical Pension Fund who commissioned it said that he might need more notice after only getting the song and not the overture. It took me a good while longer to arrange it for band.

I decided to revise the score to make it accessible to more bands (August 2011)

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