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    • Order numbers: AM 15-020
    • Instrumentation: Fanfare
    • Duration: 3'05
    • Grade: 3+
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Oriental Festival March

(from Aladdin Suite)
Carl Nielsen / arr. Johan de Meij
Carl Nielsen

The large creative output of the Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931) contains six symphonies, chamber music, vocal works and music for the theatre: two operas (Saul & David and Maskerade) and stage music for sixteen different plays. The stage music for Aladdin was written at the request of Johannes Nielsen, the director of the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. This production was based on the drama Aladdin (1805) by the Danish author Adam Oehlenschläger.

Already before the premiere at the Royal Theatre, Carl Nielsen had adapted some of the music for the concert hall: he conducted the first performance of six of the seven movements of the concert suite on February 6th, 1919. Johan de Meij’s transcription for symphonic band contains the following movements:
I Oriental Festival March
II Aladdin’s Dream / Dance of the Morning Mist
III African Negro Dance
Oriental Festival March is also available in the AMSTEL CLASSICS SERIES in a separate instrumentation for Fanfare Band [AM 15]