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.