Wagner - Prelude to Die Meistersinger for 11-part Brass Ensemble
The Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is one of the most popular of Richard Wagner's orchestral works. Its majestic, lyrical aura of goodwill and benevolence lifts one's spirits.
It was premiered in 1868 in Munich and is Wagner's only comedy and only opera based on his own story with the characters having no supernatural or magical powers.
Randall Malmstrom has brilliantly arranged a 7-minute version of the Prelude for an 11-part Brass Ensemble of advanced performers in the following instrumentation:
3 Trumpets in C, 4 Horns, 3 Trombones, and Tuba