Merritts Hill Music

Merritts Hill Music

Festival Prelude

C. Nielsen

Category: 10-piece Brass

Duration: 1' 15"

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The year 1900 found Carl Nielsen still working on his opera “Saul and David” but he took time off to write a short celebratory piano piece - Fest-præludium ved Aarhundredskiftet ("for the turn of the century") - which was duly performed and soon forgotten. It has been orchestrated and arranged for organ, but not scored for brass until now.

If you are familiar with our arrangement of the Prelude to Act II of Saul & David you will recognise the style immediately, and this Festival Prelude is ideal if you want something joyous but short!

The timpani part is optional, but typical.

Parts are included for E flat horn and lower brass in treble clef.