Mendelsohn : Scherzo from midsummer nights dream (Arranged for Brass quintet)
Product Code : Mendelsohn_01
Mendelssohn first composed music for William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1826, near the start of his career. He wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). Later, in 1842, only a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) for a production of the play, into which he incorporated the existing Overture. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March, and also the Scherzo. He led the first standalone concert of the Complete Incidental Music for A Midsummerâ€™s Night Dream (without the play), on May 27, 1844, in London. We decided to arrange the scherzo since it brings a unique challenge for an accomplished brass ensemble. We have attempted to make this as simple as possible to perform by distributing the fast melody line in such a way such that no one player gets an excessive amount of it. Technically we would have to class this as very difficult since although we have made it as performable as possible it still remains a demanding piece, but we hope some of you will consider this as a challenge.
In most cases, this is the arrangment being played back using the Sibelius video export facility, but in some cases this is an actual performance by groups commissioned by Undiscovered Brass to actually perform the arrangment.
Scherzo from midsummer nights dream (Arranged for Brass quintet)