Hallager, Reminiscences

The “King Kong” of band music! Composed for band in 1842, the Reminiscences is a programmatic work detailing the life of Napoleon Buonaparte. 3546 bars and approximately 2 hours duration.

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Composed for band in 1842, the Reminiscences is a programmatic work detailing the life of Napoleon Buonaparte. It is the longest known work for band at 3546 bars and approximately 2 hours duration.

Part One
1. The Emperor’s childhood
2. The Military Academy at Brienne
3. First love
4. Capture of Toulon
5. Marriage to Josephine
6. Landing in Egypt
7. Battle of the Pyramids
8. Appointment as First Consul
9. Crossing over St. Bernhard
10. Battle of Marengo
11. The Coronation
12. Coronation as King of Italy
13. Finale
Part Two
1. Battle of Austerlitz
2. Battle of Jena
3. Peace of Tilsit
4. Battle of Eckmühl
5. Crossing the Pyrenees
6. Entry into Madrid
7. Marriage to the Archduchess Marie Louise
8. Birth of the King of Rome
Part Three
1. Capture of Smolensk
2. Entry into Moscow
3. Retreat from Russia
4. Crossing the Berezina
5. Battle of Dresden
6. Battle of Leipzig
7. Farewell at Fontainebleau
8. Stay on the island of Elba
9. Landing at Cannes
10. Battle of Waterloo
11. Crossing to St. Helena
12. Stay on the island
13. The Emperor’s death
14. Return of the entourage
2Flute
2Oboe
4Clarinet
2Bassoon
4Horn
2Cornet
2Trumpet
3Trombone
Timpani
PercussionSnare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle

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