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ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD OVERTURE

JACQUES OFFENBACH

Transcribed by Shinji Kasama

Grade 4

Duration 9:30

   Instrumentation

 01    Piccolo

 19     1st Trumpet

 35    Contra-Alto Clarinet in E-Flat [14]

 02    1st Flute

 20     2nd Trumpet

 36    1st Horn in E-Flat [22]

 03    2nd Flute

 21     3rd Trumpet

 37    2nd Horn in E-Flat [23]

 04    1st Oboe

 22     1st Horn in F

 38    3rd Horn in E-Flat [24]

 05    2nd Oboe

 23     2nd Horn in F

 39    4th Horn in E-Flat [25]

 06    1st Bassoon

 24     3rd Horn in F

 40    1st Trombone in B-Flat (B.C.) [26]

 07    2nd Bassoon

 25     4th Horn in F

 41    2nd Trombone in B-Flat (B.C.) [27]

 08    E-Flat Clarinet

 26     1st Trombone

 42    Bass Trombone in B-Flat (B.C.) [28]

 09    1st Clarinet

 27     2nd Trombone

 43    1st Trombone in B-Flat (T.C.) [26]

 10    2nd Clarinet

 28     Bass Trombone

 44    2nd Trombone in B-Flat (T.C.) [27]

 11    3rd Clarinet

 29     Euphonium

 45    Bass Trombone in B-Flat (T.C.) [28]

 12    Alto Clarinet

 30     Tuba

 46    Euphonium in B-Flat (B.C.) [29]

 13    Bass Clarinet

 31     String Bass

 47    Euphonium in B-Flat (T.C.) [29]

 14    Contrabass Clarinet in B-Flat

 32     Timpani

 48    Tuba in E-Flat (B.C.) [30]

 15    1st Alto Saxophone

 33     Percussion *

 49    Tuba in E-Flat (T.C.) [30]

 16    2nd Alto Saxophone

 34     Harp

 50    Tuba in B-Flat (B.C.) [30]

 17    Tenor Saxophone

 

 51    Tuba in B-Flat (T.C.) [30]

 18    Baritone Saxophone

 

 

 * Percussion: Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Cymbals, Vibraphone

 

Jacques Offenbach is well-known for a great number of his opéra bouffe.  Orpheus in the Underworld is the most popular. The Austrian composer and conductor, Carl Binder, arranged an overture to Orpheus in the Underworld for the Vienna production in 1860.  This overture, which this transcription is based on, is now a staple for any light classical concert.

 

This transcription is transposed a half-step up, and there are extensive solos for clarinet, oboe, euphonium or alto saxophone, and flute.

 

Parts No. 3551 are transposed from the original parts which are indicated in brackets, with or without modification.

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