Overture to The Beggar’s Opera for Brass Ensemble
Johann Christoph Pepusch
arranged by David Baldwin
For 7 brass (2 trumpets in Bb, 2 horns, 2 trombones, tuba, optional timpani). An easy and crowd pleasing example of an early overture. Historically significant, The Beggar’s Opera was one of the first operas to be based on a popular story and not ancient mythology.
• Duration 3 minutes