Malcolm Arnold: A Grand, Grand Overture
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Overtures and Openings
8. Malcolm Arnold: A Grand, Grand Overture
A 20th-century parody of the late 19th century concert overture, scored for an enormous orchestra with organ, additional brass instruments, and obbligato parts for four rifles, three Hoover vacuum cleaners (two uprights in B♭, one horizontal with detachable sucker in C), and an electric floor polisher in E♭; it is dedicated to President Hoover!