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Humperdinck Variations

Level:

4.5

Duration:

13:25

Instrumentation:

wind band

solo piece

Type

After attending a performance of Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, the composer decided to write a commissioned piece for solo horns and concert band based on the beautiful melody “Abendsegen”, as used in Engelbert’s famous overture. The composition can be performed with three or four solo horns with cues in the others parts and in the band. This work can be played with the horn section of your own band; the two extra horn parts noted in the full score are optional and can be left out. This piece is a stunning challenge for your french horn section.