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I See the Fatherland | Dario Salvi


A march from a 'lost' operetta by Franz von Suppe, reconstructed in a ground breaking project by Dario Salvi

Duration: 3' 45″
Difficulty: Intermediate
Audio Sample: I See the Fatherland
Sample Score: Score


Dario Salvi has reconstructed Franz von Suppés operetta ‘Die Afrikareise’ (A Trip to Africa) in a ground breaking project with Winsconsin University and the Strauss Society, which will see the operetta being performed in English for the first time in 100 years.
This march for Brass Band brings together themes from the operetta under the title ‘I See the Fatherland’

[su_quote cite=”Dario Salvi 2015″]After almost two years of work on the score of the Operetta, during which I extensively worked on preparing a full orchestral score with all the singing parts in English, it is almost time to stage the work.

The music from ‘A Trip To Africa’ is full of amazing melodies and interesting ideas. This march for Brass Band is a collection of some of the themes from the Operetta: The “Entrance of Titania” Fanfare leads to one of the most recurring themes, where the singer declares their desire to go back to their Fatherland (in this case Naples) after their visit to the very exotic Cairo; the starting point of their adventure into the heart of the Desert.

Exotic sounding yet very Viennese rhythms are the main characteristic of this march. [/su_quote]

Soprano, Solo, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
Solo, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st and 2nd Baritone
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombones
Eb and Bb Basses
1. Snare Drum
2. Bass Drum, Cymbal, Triangle

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