Wagner - Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung): full score - PDF download
Arranged for chamber orchestra
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Götterdämmerung is the final opera in Richard Wagner's epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey is taken from the Prologue of the opera, opening with a depiction of sunrise. Siegfried's noble horn theme is alternated with Brünnhilde's melody, and there is a brief love duet. Siegfried leaves for a new journey, taking with him the Ring of power. He follows the Rhine until reaching the Gibichungs Hall, where the mood darkens and the scene comes to a close. 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, 2 percussion (timpani, crash cymbal, glockenspiel, triangle), harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass (minimum 2, 2, 2, 2, 1)