Wagner - Prelude to Act 1 (Parsifal): full score
Parsifal was Richard Wagner's final opera to be completed. The opening Prelude sets the mood of contemplation and religious fervour, including musical themes for the Grail and Communion. This is a reduction for chamber orchestra of Wagner's large score, preserving many of the different timbres and details of the original.
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (minimum 2, 2, 2, 2, 1)