Sheet Music: The Hunters' Chorus

TitleThe Hunters' Chorus
from Der Freischütz
Alternate titlesHuntsmen's Chorus
Jägerchor
Opus numberOp. 77
ComposerCarl Maria von Weber (1786–1826)
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyD major
RangeE4–A5
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-04-30
Last updated2017-04-30
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Categories
Choruses, Opera excerpts, Romantic

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Sunday 30 April 2017

Tune of the Day: The Hunters' Chorus

by Carl Maria von Weber, arranged for three flutes

This “Huntsmen's Chorus” is sung in Act 3 of the 1821 opera Der Freischütz (usually translated The Marksman or The Freeshooter) by German Romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber. It is often performed as a standalone concert piece, and is relatively well known; additionally, its popularity recently received a boost from being included in Book 2 of the Suzuki Method for the Violin.

The present arrangement for three flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.