Entrance to the Hall of Song, from Tannhäuser (string quartet)
Title: Entrance to the Hall of Song, from the opera Tannhäuser
Composer: Richard Wagner, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: Tannhäuser is one of Wagner’s finest operas, and the Entrance to the Hall of Song is one of its highlights. Also known as the Festive March (Festmarch) or Entrance of the Guests, it displays both Wagner’s brilliance and his rich textures and harmonies.