Festival Overture

Full title Festival Overture for large orchestra / Festspiel-Ouvertüre für großes Orchester
Date composed 1938
Details Weigl initially titled the work Wiener Festspielouvertüre.
He began working on this piece in 1937, began orchestrating on 26 January 1938, and completed the work on 13 February 1938.
Orchestration: 3(3rd alt. Picc.), 3(3rd alt. E.H.), 3(2nd alt. Cl. in D), 3(3rd alt. C.Bn.)/4,3,31/Timp, Perc./Hp./Str.
Performance duration: ca. 10 min.
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-139, holograph full score (58 pages), with composer's note on title page: Wien, im Feber 1938; the original title Wiener Festspielouverüre is crossed out and replaced with the title Festival Prelude. See also NYPL JOB 73-140, holograph condensed score (15 pages), with composer's note on title page: Wien, Januar 1938; here too Weigl altered the title Wiener Festspielouvertüre. See also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 85, copyist's manuscript score (58 pages), with altered title on title page.
Publication details Mercury Music Corporation [?], n.d.; now o.p.
Availabiity Score and parts available from TPC and FCP; score available from KWF.
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
17 August 1969 La Crosse, Wisconsin, Coulee Region Festival: unidentified orchestra, cond. Frank Italiano.