Johann Strauss II
Debut Quadrille, Op. 2
Arr. CPE Strauss
My orchestration from the Mechetti first edition piano score of this quadrille by Johann Strauss II, written for his debut at Dommayer’s casino in 1844.
I did it as part of a project I was working on but there are existing recordings. Two of the three I found are pretty lifeless. The VPO’s New Years Concert recording is energetic but is scored for a huge orchestra. From memory Strauss’s first orchestra had 14 players in it.
I have scored for four woodwind, three brass and one percussion player and string quintet, although I have multiplied the string players for performance.