Merritts Hill Music

Merritts Hill Music

Prelude to Act II of Saul and David

C. Nielsen

Category: Brass Band

Duration: 4' 30"

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Carl Nielsen’s opera Saul og David was first performed in 1902 in Copenhagen. Many were enthusiastic, but the critics dismissed it as more of an oratorio than an opera and it has received few performances since. However, the Prelude to the Second Act lives on as a concert piece, invoking the splendour of King Saul’s court. Although the timpani are desirable, this music still makes an impact without them. The audio doesn't sound much like a brass band but it demonstrates the triumphal atmosphere!

Includes parts for F horns and bass clef parts for all the lower brass.

Also available for ten-piece.