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Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers  Overture - symphonic wind ensemble

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By Jacques Offenbach

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Large Ensemble Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, Horn, Oboe - Level 5 - Digital Download
Composed by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880). Arranged by Ray Thompson. Opera, Romantic Period. Score and parts. 52 pages. RayThompsonMusic #5204901. Published by RayThompsonMusic (A0.553869).

Item Number: A0.553869

Orpheus in the Underworld and Orpheus in Hell are English names for Orphée aux enfers, a comic opera with music by Jacques Offenbach and words by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy.

This arrangement is of The best-known and much-recorded Orphée aux enfers overture which is not by Offenbach, and is not part of either the 1858 or the 1874 scores. It was arranged by the Austrian musician Carl Binder (1816–1860) for the first production of the opera in Vienna, in 1860

In the last decade of the 19th century the Paris cabarets the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergère adopted the music of the "Galop infernal" from the culminating scene of the opera to accompany the can-can, and ever since then the tune has been popularly associated with the dance.

This music also appears at the end of the overture.

Arranged double wind quintet/bass
Clarinets in Bb provided in addition to Clts in A.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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