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Johann Strauss II

Tanze mit dem Besenstiel!, Polka Française, Op. 458

Arr. CPE Strauss

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My orchestration from the piano score of this polka by Johann Strauss II. It is arranged from themes from his operetta Jabuka. That didn't do very well so presumably Strauss or his publisher didn't think it was worth making an orchestral version of the polka. Fair game for me then.

The Marco Polo edition has an orchestration by Christian Pollack (https://youtu.be/xY2utFM6SLc) who has probably forgotten more about Viennese dance music than I'll ever know. I didn't listen to it before I wrote this. I do like it though. It's completely different from mine, of course. More or less the same tempo though, which is encouraging.