An der schonen blauen Donau (Arr)


Alternate Title: 

Beautiful Blue Danube (Arr.)

Print Edition Price: 

$45.95 score with set of 6 parts (4 strings, clarinet in A, clarinet in Bb alternate)

Year Authored (or revised): 



clarinet in A, string quartet

Duration (min): 


Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Clarinet in A (alternate part for Clarinet in Bb)

This is an arrangement of Johann Strauss Jr.'s famous waltz sequence, The Blue Danube. Composer Ray Luedeke has added a few touches of his own, more or less consistent with Strauss' style, to make this into a piece of chamber music, with independent parts. It is especially meant as an encore piece in a concert with string quartet and clarinet. For example, the Brahms clarinet quintet, lovely as it is, does not have a rousing finish. Added as an encore, the Blue Danube will give the concert a rousing finish.

Ensemble Type: 

string quartet (alone or + inst or voc)
instrumental quintet
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