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Frau Luna Highlights from the Operetta (score)

Frau Luna
Highlights from the Operetta (score)

  • Composer: Lincke, Paul
  • Arrenger: Onodera, Makoto
  • Grade: 5
  • Duration: 11:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A086A


3,000YEN

Program Note

Paul Linke (1866-1946) is a German composer considered to be the “the father of Berlin operetta". Also, “Berliner Luft" from "Frau Luna" is an unofficial city song of Berlin.
Linke’s masterpiece "Frau Luna" was composed in 1899 and premiered at the Apollo Theater in Berlin. The scene of the story is Berlin and the Moon World. As a balloon was the only means of flying that time, this is a love story that begins with the adventurers of Berlin going to the Moon World and being warmly welcomed by Mrs. Luna, the matron.
In this arrangement, "Melodram" "Festmarsch" "Last den kopf nicht hangen" "Von Sternen umgeben" "Im Express-Ballon" "Ist die Welt auch noch so schon" "Schlosser, die im Monde liegen" and "Berliner Luft" were chosen and variously arranged. Some are held close to the original, others are arranged freely using melodic excerpts.

Instrumentation

Piccolo (doub. Flute)
Flute

Oboe (option)
Bassoon (option)

Clarinet in Eb (option)
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb

Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb

1st Horn in F
2nd Horn in F

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone

Euphonium
Tuba(div.)
String Bass (option)
Timpani (doub. Marimba)

1st Percussion
Vibraphone
Snare Drum
Bass Drum
Marimba
Wind Chimes
Triangle

2nd Percussion
Vibraphone
Crash Cymbals
Glockenspiel
Suspended Cymbal
Triangle
Wind Chimes

3rd Percussion
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone
Suspended Cymbal
Marimba
Wind Chimes
Chimes

Piano (option)