Carnival Overture, Op92 by Antonin Dvorak
Arranged for Flute Orchestra by Shaul Ben-Meir
- 6 C Flutes (2nd Flute doubles Piccolo)
- 2 Alto Flutes
- 2 Bass Flutes
- Contrabass Flute
Score and parts
Known for his many symphonies, Antonin Dvorak composed plenty of other orchestral works, including this Carnival Overture, Op. 92. It is the second from a set of three concert overtures with the overarching theme of “Nature, Life and Love,” with “In Nature’s Realm” (Op. 91) and Othello (Op. 93) rounding out the set.
Shaul Ben-Meir was a former flutist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 1962 he was awarded the Silver Medal at the International Wind Competition in Helsinki, Finland. Mr. Ben-Meir was the founder and music director of the Michigan Flute Orchestra and widely recognized for his transcriptions and arrangements of symphonic repertoire for the flute Orchestra medium. His arrangements are performed and recorded around the would. Several of his arrangements have been selected as winners of the National Flute Association’s annual Newly Published Music competition, and he frequently appeared as a guest conductor of various flute orchestras around the USA and Canada.
Ben-Meir was principal flutist of the Haifa Symphony under Sergiu Comissiona until he was invited to the United States as Visiting Professor of Music at Ithaca College. He was subsequently appointed Artist-in-Residence at the University of Buffalo, participating in modern music research and performance under Lucas Foss. Mr. Ben-Meir was given the honor of conducting the National Flute Orchestra at the 2006 National Flute Convention in Pittsburgh. He studied both in his native Israel and in England, where his teachers included Geoffrey Gilbert, Joseph Mariano, and Jean-Pierre Rampal.