Light Cavalry Overture is the overture to Franz von Suppeés operetta Light Cavalry (German: Leichte Kavallerie), premiered in Vienna in 1866. Although the operetta is rarely performed or recorded, the overture is one of Suppe's most popular compositions, and has achieved a quite distinct life of its own, divorced from the opera of which it originally formed a part. Many orchestras around the world have the piece in their repertoire, and the main theme of the overture has been quoted numerous times by musicians, cartoons and other media.
F major (Sounding Pitch) D major (Alto Saxophone in Eb)
Number of Pages
Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
Poet And Peasant Overture (Piano Solo). By Franz von Suppe (1819-1895). Edited by C.T. Brunner. Arranged by C.T Brunner. For solo piano. Piano Solo. Classical Period. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced). Single piece. 11 pages. G. Schirmer #ST13168. Published by G. Schirmer
Light Cavalry Overture [Die Leichte Kavallerie] By Franz von Suppe (1819-1895). For wind symphony or band. Opera/Overtures; Transcriptions; Overture. Masters Symphonic Band Concert Band. Romantic; Viennese. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Composed 1866/2003. Duration 8 minutes. Published by Masters Mu
Die Leichte Kavallerie: Overture (Light Cavalry) "By Franz von Suppe (1819-1895). For Orchestra: 1+1, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 0, percussion, strings. Opera/Overtures; Original Works. Masters Study Scores. Romantic; Viennese. Study score. Composed 1866. Duration 8 minutes. Published by Masters Music Publicati