Johann Strauss II
Promotionen, Walzer, Op. 221
Arr. CPE Strauss
My orchestration from the Haslinger piano score. It was first performed on the 8th February 1859.
Originally done by request, as the only available proper recording is a bit lifeless, it’s not a waltz I was familiar with but I did listen to the recording once before starting work. I don’t normally do that, but it does mean that I picked up on some things that are not in the piano score. I haven’t tried to follow Strauss’s orchestration exactly, although I have put in some of the more distinctive features. It’s my orchestration in a reasonably similar style.
I’m always happy to consider requests for works of this type that are not well represented in recordings, especially if they come with a score.