March of the Priests, from The Magic Flute (string quartet)
Title: March of the Priests, from the opera The Magic Flute
Composer: W. A. Mozart, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: This stately march from Mozart’s last and finest opera epitomizes the saying that “less is more.” Its exquisite textures and simple form perfectly express the serenity of Sarastro and his fellow priests. The first violin part in this arrangement can be performed on flute or oboe.