Fackeltanz No.4 (Meyerbeer, Giacomo)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Orchestra (Wieprecht)

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Carolus (2010/11/1)

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Arranger Wilhelm Wieprecht (1802-1872)
Publisher. Info. Milan: G. Ricordi, n.d. Plate 51584.
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Work Title Fackeltanz No.4
Alternative. Title
Composer Meyerbeer, Giacomo
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGM 22
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1858
First Performance. 1858
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Military Band

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According to Robert Ignatius Letellier, in his preface to "Giacomo Meyerbeer Orchestral Works: The Incidental Music to Struensee, Fackeltänze, Overtures, Marches, Ballet Music", the Fackeltanze, or Torch Dances, were intended for torchlight processions at Prussian royal weddings. In this form, they were played by 130 trumpets and trombones. According to Letellier, the music was arranged for the brass by Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht (who was in charge of the Prussian military band) and the orchestral versions were done immediately after by Meyerbeer himself. Interesting, then, to note that the uploaded orchestral version here seems to have been done by Wieprecht.