Wagner - Parsifal: An Orchestral Fantasy (score and parts) - purchase
Parsifal was Richard Wagner's final opera to be completed. This orchestral fantasy attempts to capture all of the significant events of the opera in one continuous work, essentially as a tone poem without voices. It is a reduction for chamber orchestra of Wagner's large score, preserving many of the different timbres and details of the original. There are several notable orchestral passages in the opera that are often performed separately, and these are featured in the Fantasy, including the Prelude to Act One, the Flowermaidens Scene and the Good Friday Music. The musical content is in the same chronological order as the opera.
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)