Hussite Overture

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The Hussite Overture (Czech: Husitská, dramatická ouvertura), Op. 67, B. 132,[1] was written by Antonín Dvořák in 1883 for the gala opening of the Prague National Theater.[2] The composition was originally intended as a part of a dramatic trilogy on the Bohemian religious leader Jan Hus.

The overture is scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, cymbals, triangle), harp, and strings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hussite Overture at the IMSLP".
  2. ^ http://www.antonin-dvorak.cz/en/hussite-overture