Entrance to the Hall of Song, from Tannhäuser (string trio)
Title: Entrance to the Hall of Song, from the opera Tannhäuser
Composer: Richard Wagner, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2 or Viola; Cello
Printout: 9 pages
Note: Act III scene 4 of Tannhäuser opens with this brilliant march, which is also known as the Festive March or the Entrance of the Guests. Transposed here from B major to C Major to take advantage of open string double stops, the piece works remarkably well as a string trio. The first violin part is three pages with ample turning time at the bottom of page 2.