'Die Zauberflöte' KV.620

composed by Mozart

Danzi, Franz Ignaz (1763-1826) was a German composer. His works are not so popular. Only his wind quintets are know among woodwind players. He revered W. A. Mozart, and arranged "Die Zauberflöte" for string quartets. A set of the part notes was published by M. Falter, Munich around 1800. His arrangement consists of 17 pieces as follows.

No.1, "Hm! Hm! Hm! Hm!"
No.2, "Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren"
No.3, "Schnelle Füsse rascher Mut"
No.4, "Es lebe Sarastro Sarastro lebe!"
No.5, "Herr ich bin zwar Verbrecherin"
No.6, "Wenn tugend und gerechtigkeit"
No.7, "Wie? wie? wie?"
No.8, "O Isis und Osiris"
No.9, "Bald prengt den Morgen zu verkünden"
No.10, "Der, welcher wandert diese Straße voll Beschwerden"
No.11, "Tamino mein!"
No.12, "Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten"
No.13, "Papagena! Papagena! Weibchen! Täubchen!"
No.14, "Klinget, Glockchen, klinget!"
No.15, "Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno"
No.16, "Nur stille! stille!"
No.17, "Heil sei euch Geweihten"

The arrangement was very faithful to the original, and is valuable in that players could enjoy the wonderful music as a chamber music. We first made the transcript of the sheet music published by M. Falter, and combined them to make scores. The scores show some discrepancies, which are usual in such old music notes, and was revised to obtain unified styles and articulations. In the revising, we referred the original score by Mozart.

 
 
7min.

No.1, "Hm! Hm! Hm! Hm!"

No.1, "Hm! Hm! Hm! Hm!" is a quintet for Paoageno, Tamino, and three Queen's maids. Paoageno's mouth was locked as a punishment for lying. The maids remove the lock, and warn Paoageno not to lie. They give Tamino a magic flute, which changes sorrows to joys. They push Papageno to go to Sarastro's temple with Tamino, and give Papageno magic bells.

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3min.

No. 2 "Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren"

No.2, "Zum Leiden bin ich auserkoren" is an aria for the Queen of the Night. She plumbs the depths of sorrow because her daughter, Pamina, was captured by Sarastro. She encourages Tamino to rescue Pamina.

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1.5min.

No.3, "Schnelle Füsse rascher Mut"

No.3, "Schnelle Füsse rascher Mut" is an aria for Papageno and Pamina. They are running away from the castle. Papageno and Tamino find the other's existence by the sounds of their flutes. There are four passages "sol-la-si-do-re" corresponding to Papageno, Tamino, Papageno, and Tamino. All four passages are played by violin-I in Danzi's arrangement. We play Papageno's part by Viola to obtain a clear image of communication between Papageno and Tamino. The Viola part note contains cue notes of Papageno's passage for this purpose. Please try.

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Zauberflote for String Quartet No.3  by  Mozart_Danzi Music thumbnail
 
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1min.

No.4, "Es lebe Sarastro Sarastro lebe!"

No.4, "Es lebe Sarastro Sarastro lebe!" is a short piece for Chorus. Sarastro is arriving, and people praise Sarastro for his wisdom.

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5min.

No.5, "Herr ich bin zwar Verbrecherin"

No.5, "Herr ich bin zwar Verbrecherin" is  a duet for Pamina and Sarastro, followed by a quartet for Monostatos, Panima, Tamino, and Sarastro. Pamina gives Sarastro the reason of her escaping and he recognizes the situation. Monostatos comes on stage with Tamino, and Sarastro punishes Monostatos.

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Zauberflote for String Quartet No.5  by  Mozart_Danzi Music thumbnail
 
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1min.

No.6, "Wenn tugend und gerechtigkeit"

No.6, "Wenn tugend und gerechtigkeit" is a Chorus. Tamino should go through trials of wisdom to be Pamina's husband. Tamino and Papageno are covered with bags. The Chorus exalt virtue and justice.

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3min.

No.7, "Wie? wie? wie?"

No.7, "Wie? wie? wie?" is a quintet for thee Ladies, Tamino, and Papageno. The three ladies appear and terrorize Tamino and Papageno. Papageno can't help but answer them, however, Tamino keeps quiet according to the priests. The ladies are in confusion and are sucked into an abyss.

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3min.

No.8, "O Isis und Osiris"

No.8, "O Isis und Osiris" is Priests' Chorus. The priests pray Tamino's success.

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7min.

No.9, "Bald prengt den Morgen zu verkünden"

No.9, "Bald prengt den Morgen zu verkünden" is a quartet for three boys and Pamina. Pamina is despairing because she Tamino spoke nothing to her. She has suicidal thoughts. Three boys restrain her, and tell her that Tamino loves her. In the measures from No. 40 to 42, and from No. 60 to 64, the sheet music published by M. Falter around 1800 has only accompaniment parts. The voice parts are missing. It must be some mistake. We rearranged the error parts following Danzi's way of arrangements to restore the voice notes.

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4min.

No.10, "Der, welcher wandert diese Straße voll Beschwerden"

No.10, "Der, welcher wandert diese Straße voll Beschwerden" is an aria for two armored men and Tamino. Two armored men lead in Tamino, and promise that one will be enlightened by conquering the fear of death. Tamino hears Pamina's call from a distance. The armored men allow him to meet Pamina.

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Zauberflote for String Quartet No.10  by  Mozart_Danzi Music thumbnail
 
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4min.

No.11, "Tamino mein!"

No.11, "Tamino mein!" is a duet for Pamina and Tamino. They come through the ordeal of fire and water through the help of the magic flute.

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3min.

No.12, "Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten"

No.12, "Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten" is a duet for Tamino and Pamina. They pass through chambers of fire and water with the help of the magic flute. The priests celebrate them.

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3min.

No.13, "Papagena! Papagena! Weibchen! Täubchen!"

No.13, "Papagena! Papagena! Weibchen! Täubchen!" is an aria for Papageno. He desperates enough to try to kill himself.

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1min.

No.14, "Klinget, Glockchen, klinget!"

No.14, "Klinget, Glockchen, klinget!" is for Papageno and the three boys. The three boys stop Papageno, and urge him to play the magic bells to find Papagena.

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4min.

No.15, "Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno"

No.15, "Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno" is a duet for Papageno and Papagena. Papagena appears and they call each other, "Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!" and "Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno!".

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1min.

No.16, "Nur stille! stille!"

No.16, "Nur stille! stille!" is for Monostatos, the Queen of the Night, and the three ladies. They are going to sneak into the temple. Thunder, lightning, and tempest interrupt them, and finally they go to hell. Danzi's arrangement ends just before the thunder.

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2min.

No.17, "Heil sei euch Geweihten"

No.17, "Heil sei euch Geweihten" is Chorus. After the sings of the victory of the sun over night by Sarastro, "Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht, Zernichten der Heuchler erschlichene Macht.", the priests thank to Isis and Osiris.

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Danzi's arrangements cover almost arias in Die Zauberflöte, however, there are some important arias which were not arranged. We arranged them.

 
3min.

Nr.14 "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"

Nr.14 "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" is an aria for the Queen of the Night. It is one of the most famous aria in opera history. It is energetic, dramatic, and beautiful. Our arrangement is faithful to the original, but the solo part is assigned to four parts for player's pleasure.

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