Strauss - "At the Summit" from Eine Alpensinfonie

Eine Alpensinfonie is the last of the many tone poems that Richard Strauss composed.  Written over a period of several years, it was premiered on October 28, 1915, with Strauss himself conducting the orchestra of the Dresden Hofkapelle in Berlin.  After the premiere, Strauss commented, "At last I have learned to orchestrate."  The excerpt from the nearly hour-long piece was premiered by the US Navy Band, Washington, DC in December of 2010, and recorded on the Navy Band's 2011 CD, Derivations. 


4 Flutes (doubling Piccolo)
2 Oboes
English Horn
2 Bassoons
2 Eb Clarinets (with Flute 4 cued in the 2nd part)
1st Bb Clarinet (2 players only)
2nd and 3rd Bb Clarinets
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet (doubling Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet)
2 Eb Alto Saxophones
Bb Tenor Saxophone (with Alto Clarinet solo cued)
Eb Baritone Saxophone

4 Bb Trumpets
4 Bb Flugelhorns
4 F Horns
4 Trombones
Euphoniums (div.)
Tubas (div.)

String Bass
Crash Cymbals