Academic Festival Overture Op. 80, Critical Edition

Academic Festival Overture Op. 80, Critical Edition

By Johannes Brahms / arr. Carl Simpson Grade: 4 Item: 36-M988301
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Brahms composed this work during the summer of 1880 as a tribute to the University of Breslau for conferring on him an honorary doctorate of philosophy. Known for his love of irony, Brahms based this overture on a number of familiar melodies resulting in what he called a “very boisterous potpourri of student songs.” Included is Was kommt dort von der Höh (“What Comes There from on Yonder?”), sung by upperclassmen to chide first year students, a German patriotic song Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus (“We have built this stately house”), and a triumphant finale on Gaudeamus igitur (“So Let Us Rejoice”) that was commonly performed at many European high school and university graduation ceremonies.

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Series: LudwigMasters
Composed by: Johannes Brahms
Arranged by: Carl Simpson
Ensemble: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Page Count: 44
Item Number: 36-M988301
ISBN 10: 1-62-156151-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-6215-6151-4
UPC: 660355078743

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