Cosi fan Tutte (w.A. Mozart)

This reduction for thirteen instruments represents the complete score of the 1790 Viennese premiere, including all numbers, alternate numbers, and recitatives, as represented by the authorized critical edition issued by Bärenreiter in 2006.

 

The clarinet, horn and trumpet parts are written in the original keys indicated in the critical edition. The two horn parts can be condensed to one.

Instrumentation:

1,1,1,1 / 2,1 / pno. / 2, 1,1,1

“The Windels arrangement was ideal for our university/community event. Operas as a rule are a big financial endeavor and this scaled-down arrangement was a great advantage, as well as being a beautiful translation of the original. The response to the performance, thanks in part to this arrangement, was extremely enthusiastic.”

Rhonda Gowen, Missouri Volley Chomber Orchestra
February, 2022