Overture from “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Otto Nicolai
Arranged for Flute Choir by Monty and Phyllis Adams
Instrumentation: piccolo, 6 c flutes, 2 alto flutes, 2 bass flutes
Score and parts
The Merry Wives of Windsor is an opera in three acts by Otto Nicolai (1810-1849) with a German libretto by Salomon Hermann Mosenthal based on the Shakespeare play “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. The opera is a “Singspiel”which contains spoken dialogue between musical numbers.