March hongroise (parts only) - WW5
Composer: Berlioz, Hector
Publisher: Barenreiter (Germany)
for woodwind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon
by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) - French composer
Arranged by Joachim Linckelmann. Hector Berlioz' Marche hongroise, also known as the Rakoczy March after Hungary's like-name national hero, forms part of his 'dramatic legend' The Damnation of Faust of 1846. It is an orchestral arrangement of an anonymous military march and originated during a highly successful concert tour that took the composer to Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia. The enthusiastic reception given to the piece by audiences in Pest prompted Berlioz to transport Part 1 of the Damnation of Faust into reality- in this case the reality of present-day Hungary- whereas in Goethe's original the passage takes place entirely in Faust's imagination.
This title comes as parts only. There is no score.