Humperdinck: Pictures from Hänsel and Gretel (arr. for winds & double bass)

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  • Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Arranger: Philipp Matthias Kaufmann
  • Format: Score & Set of Parts
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Double Bass, Wind Ensemble
  • Originally for: Opera
  • Work: Hänsel and Gretel
  • ISMN: 9790004488713
  • Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 60


In 2015 Philipp Matthias Kaufmann was commissioned to write an arrangement for chamber ensemble with motifs of Humperdinck's famous opera. While the instrumentation offered a variety of possibilities soundwise, with the required 7 minutes playing time it was a challenging task for him to confine the arrangement to just a few motifs. Kaufmann chose a dramaturgic coherence for his arrangement; a "pocket-sized" instrumental fairytale was the result.

As an extract from a grand work, this arrangement does indeed have a charming impact, for Humperdinck's ideas can stand this kind of abridgement quite easily.

  • Abendsegen
  • Brüderchen komm tanz mit mir
  • Vater
  • Hexenritt

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