Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture – Viola Part
Edited by Frank Miller
Title: Roman Carnival Overture
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Edited By: Joseph de Pasquale
The viola part for Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 has been edited by Joseph de Pasquale, a legendary violist who studied and collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, as well as held the position of principal viola in the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1964 until his retirement in 1996. Mr. de Pasquale's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.
The Roman Carnival Overture was composed in 1844 and first performed at the Salle Herz, Paris that year. It is a stand-alone overture intended for concert performance, made up of material and themes from Berlioz's opera Benvenuto Cellini, including some music from the opera's carnival scene. The overture is scored for large orchestra, is in the key of A major, and features a prominent and famous solo for the cor anglais.
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Please note: Bowings have been marked throughout with fingerings for select passages.
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