A musical journey through Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungs, arranged for horn, tuba and piano by Mark Papworth.
Siegfried's Story is an arrangement of highlights from Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungs for horn, tuba and piano. Including 12 movements, this arrangement contains selections from all four operas that make up his epic Ring cycle.
Whilst at first glance it may seem unusual arranging Wagner's music for this combination, it succeeds in turning Wagner into dramatic chamber music due to the way Wagner wrote for the horns and low brass in his big musical moments. The writing lends itself to the combined sounds of the horn and tuba, with the horn generally providing the melody, the tuba providing a strong bass sound and the piano filling in the technical string parts.
With carefully selected movements from each opera, Siegfried's Story follows in order the story of the Ring cycle.
- Prelude to Das Rheingold
- Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug
- Entrance of the gods into Valhalla
- Prelude to Die Walkure
- Ride of the Valkyries
- Wotan’s farewell and magic fire music
- Forest murmurs
- Siegfried’s horn call
- Prelude and Introduction to Act 3
- Siegfried’s Rhine journey
- Siegfried’s funeral march
- Mark Papworth · horn
- Per Forsberg · tuba · all except track 9
- Rosa Scaffidi · piano · all except track 9
Where to buy
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Release date
- December 2019
- © 2020 Mark Papworth
- ℗ 2020 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 597
- EAN 9314574059724