Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
VERSION A: Reduced Orchestration: 1111 1000 11111 timpani(opt)
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Timpani (optional)
This reduced orchestration of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is aimed for performance using ten players. However, the number of string players can be increased, and Mozart’s original timpani part is also available.
This orchestral reduction is complete and includes all the music from the opera. The score and parts have bar numbers.
This arrangement has been performed throughout the UK and in Austria, Sweden, Japan, Canada and across the USA. It was performed by Opera Holland Park, UK, in 2021.
VERSION B: Reduced Orchestration: 1121 21(opt)00 stgs timpani(opt)
Flute, Oboe, 2 x Clarinets, Bassoon, 2 x Horns, Trumpet (optional), Strings, Timpani (optional)
Version B is for a slightly larger orchestra. It is aimed for a medium sized string section, though a single string quintet could still be used. The trumpet part is optional and Mozart’s original timpani part is also available.
This orchestral reduction is complete and includes all the music from the opera. The score and parts have bar numbers. This arrangement was created in 2015 for West Green House Opera in the UK and has since received performances in both the UK and USA. It was performed again at West Green House Opera in 2022.
Impressive is the work of the City of London Sinfonia, just 18 in number on this occasion, and playing a skilful reduction of the score by Jonathan Lynesss”
David Aronson conducts the Teatro Barocco Chamber Orchestra with period instruments. Jonathan Lyness’s chamber version fits the acoustics of the small baroque theatre perfectly and Aronson ensures homogeneity in the overall sound”
The list for the small orchestra playing on old or historically inspired instruments is short. Only the violin is present twice; all other string and wind instruments and timpani are only represented once. The resulting sound is astounding.”
For information or to hire either of these reduced orchestrations of The Marriage of Figaro, please contact us