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Brahms - Academic Festival OvertureItem #: AL.00-22333
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Full Orchestra. Voicing/Format: Conductor Score & Parts. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-22333)
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Academic Festival Overture was written in 1879 when Brahms was given a degree of doctor of philosophy by the University of Breslau. As a spirit of gratitude, Brahms composed the overture for the occasion. The whole overture is built on themes taken from a memorable collection of German student songs; the songs are developed in a variety of tempos, styles and moods. In the closing section, the melody is presented in a stately and dramatic manner, and the orchestra plays with full force, bringing the overture to a triumphant conclusion.