|Full title||Festival Overture for large orchestra / Festspiel-Ouvertüre für großes Orchester|
Weigl initially titled the work Wiener Festspielouvertüre.
He began working on this piece in 1937, began orchestrating on 26 January 1938, and completed the work on 13 February 1938.
Orchestration: 3(3rd alt. Picc.), 3(3rd alt. E.H.), 3(2nd alt. Cl. in D), 3(3rd alt. C.Bn.)/4,3,31/Timp, Perc./Hp./Str.
Performance duration: ca. 10 min.
|Manuscript sources||NYPL JOB 73-139, holograph full score (58 pages), with composer's note on title page: Wien, im Feber 1938; the original title Wiener Festspielouverüre is crossed out and replaced with the title Festival Prelude. See also NYPL JOB 73-140, holograph condensed score (15 pages), with composer's note on title page: Wien, Januar 1938; here too Weigl altered the title Wiener Festspielouvertüre. See also NYPL JPB 99-7 no. 85, copyist's manuscript score (58 pages), with altered title on title page.|
|Publication details||Mercury Music Corporation [?], n.d.; now o.p.|
|Availabiity||Score and parts available from TPC and FCP; score available from KWF.|
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
|17 August 1969||La Crosse, Wisconsin, Coulee Region Festival: unidentified orchestra, cond. Frank Italiano.|