Arranger HOFFMAN, JAMIN
Composer MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS
Voicing/Instrument STR ORCH
Publisher HAL LEONARD CORPORATION
From the comic opera filled with pirates, Turkish princes, kidnapping and daringrescues, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio is the piece of music that generated the (possibly fictional) "too many notes" story. It is written inthe Turkish "janissary" style, a style of music that fascinated Europe at the time. In this arrangement, the right hand of the piano is frequently written 8va to help recreate the piccolo that figured prominently in the original.