Feierlicher Einzug by Richard Strauss for Brass Ensemble
Feierlicher Einzug by Richard Strauss for Brass Ensemble Edited by Jari Villanueva
Feierlicher Einzug(Festival Procession) was written by Richard Strauss in 1909. The occasion was an investiture ceremony for the Knights of St. John, a fraternal organization with roots going back as far as the 11th Century. Today, offshoots of this venerable order still exist, doing charitable works–primarily in aiding the poor and the sick–around the world.
The original scoring of this piece included parts for 15 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, and timpani. Strauss later scored the work for full orchestra, including organ and optional chorus. An arrangement by Max Reger (1873-1916) for organ, 2 trombones, and timpani is still frequently performed today.
This edition, edited by Jari Villanueva uses Bb Trumpets and F Horns. The parts are done in an older computer notation program but readable.