Overture to the Opera
“The Marriage of Figaro”
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, transcribed by Reginald Foort,
reprint from Cappelli, 1969
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy acid-free paper. 16 pages. There are transcriptions from this famous overture
from every kind of organist and played on every kind of organ. Foort’s transcription works on pipe and electronic organs and contains full registration and fingering; it is less demanding than Samuel Warren’s transcription
. Highest quality guaranteed.
Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756–1791) was a child
prodigy who created some of the world’s most creative and best loved music. He wrote Le nozze di Figaro
in 1786, aged 30.
The Overture by itself has become an audience favorite.
Reginald Foort studied organ with Sir Walter Parratt and obtained his F.R.C.O.
in 1911 at a comparatively young age. He preferred to be described as a concert organist rather than a cinema or theatre organist
although in fact most of his playing was done in the theatre setting; his one thousandth organ recital was given in 1939. He also
took instruction in classical piano, which contributed to his much admired keyboard dexterity. He studied with the great
Leschetitzky (a student of Czerny, who studied with Beethoven), and performed as a solo pianist for some years. Moderate.