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Academic Festival Overture Op.80 Brahms Help Opus Details
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Brahms's Academic Festival Overture was one of a pair of contrasting concert overtures — the other being the Tragic Overture, Op. 81, written to balance it. Brahms composed the Academic Festival Overture during the summer of 1880 as a musical "thank you" to the University of Breslau, which had awarded him an honorary doctorate the previous year. He described it as a very boisterous potpourri of student drinking songs à la Suppé. There are 2 original Brahms themes, and 4 themes based on such songs, the last of which - Gaudeamus igitur - 'Let us therefore rejoice' only appears at the very end.
Category: Overture Orchestra Featuring French Horn Romantic Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   Eb Major also featuring Trumpet Play MP3 using player below.

1    Opening theme

2    Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus (We have built a stately house)

3    Third theme

4    Alles schweige! (Hört, ich sing das Lied der Lieder)

5    Fuchsenritt (Was kommt dort von der Höh') (What comes from afar?)

6    Sixth theme 'Gaudeamus Igitur'
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