Notturno from a Mid Summer Night’s Dream
Mendllssohn, F B
5 mins 25 secs
Principal flute/piccolo, 3 other flutes, 2 oboes, Principal clarinet, 3 other clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxes, tenor sax baritone sax
Standard windband arrangement of Notturno, described by those who have heard and played it as haunting and beautiful.
Listen to an extract:
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847) was an early Romantic period German pianist, organist, conductor and prolific composer of many orchestral and smaller works. His symphonies are well known and often played as is his much loved violin concerto. Perhaps his best known works are the incidental music to A Mid Summer’s Night Dream and the Hebrides overture also known as Fingal’s cave. It is told that the composer was taken to the cave by boat (the only way to approach it) and was suitably inspired by what he saw.
This windband arrangement of the Nocturne or Notturno is for standard windband and described by those who have heard and played it as haunting and beautiful.