Richard Genée, a highly skilled librettist, playwright and composer is
one of the lesser known names in the Viennese repertoire, yet his
work is justifiably famous. He is best known for his libretto of Die
Fledermaus, Johann Strauss II’s most famous operetta, but also wrote
many pieces of music in his own right, including the 1876 operetta
Das Engagements, or The Marriage Proposal was discovered by Dario
Salvi in the US Library of Congress, and arranged for Brass Band as a
Soprano Cornet and Trombone Feature.