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1812 Overture for Flute Choir with Party Poppers as cannon fire, Op49
Includes Online Audio

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A rousing finale to the concert - the complete 1812 overture arranged for flutes, with party poppers making the bangs instead of cannons !

Party Poppers are commonly used at parties as they emit confetti or streamers plus a loud popping noise, activated by pulling a string. Have fun using them as directed in our arrangement of the 1812 overture, instead of a cannon.

The optional Percussion part is scored for one player with bells, cymbals and a triangle.

The famous Festival Overture [known as '1812'] was composed by Tchaikovsky in 1880 to commemorate the Battle of Borodino in which the Russians defeated the invading army of Napoleon. It has several contrasting sections: The work opens with an hymn depicting the people praying for peace. The French Army's advance is represented by the Marseillaise theme, cannon shots [party poppers] are fired and battle is enjoined until the Imperial Anthem rings out celebrating the Russian victory.

Difficulty guide: 7-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piccolo doubling on Percussion
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Alto Flute or Flute
  • Part 5: Alto Flute doubling on Percussion
  • Part 6: Bass Flute
  • Part 7 (Optional): Contrabass Flute
  • Part 8 (Optional): Percussion
Category: Flute Choir Music: 7 Mixed Flutes
Publisher: Trübcher Music
Publisher's reference: 9790708135203
Our Stock Code: 1368796
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts; includes accompaniment Online Audio

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