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Salonmusik - OB/CL/BSN/PN (see more info)

Composer: Collection

Publisher: Barenreiter (Germany)

Edition: 58004


for flexible instrumentation
Arranged and edited by Bertold Breig
1. Spanish Dance #2, op. 12 - Moritz Moszkowski
2. Salut d'amour - Edward Elgar
3. Jalousie - Jacob Gade
4. Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss (sohn)
5. Barcarole - Jacques Offenbach
6. Heinzelmannchens Wachtparade op. 5 - Kurt Noack

More than a hundred years ago small get-togethers and domestic recitals were garnished with jewels from the classical repertoire, foxtrots, waltzes, tangos, medleys, and opera and operetta arrangements for small groups of instruments. “Salon music” of this sort was extremely popular. In the early twentieth century it moved into the concert hall, luxury resorts, and places of entertainment. Today the salon has vanished and the belle époque and fin de siècle are things of the past, but salon music is witnessing a renaissance.

Small ensembles are mushrooming to savour this tuneful music and present it to a large and appreciative audience. This edition for Melody I (voice or violin), Melody II (violin or flute), Piano, and Bass (or cello), with chordal notation for guitar, offers timelessly beautiful nineteenth-century melodies such as Salut d'amour or the Barcarole from Tales of Hoffmann, combined with hits from the early twentieth century.

This edition is scored for 2 melody lines, a bass line, and piano. Set includes parts for Melody I & II in C, Bb, and Eb, a bass part in C, and Piano. Other combos than that which is listed are possible.