The Light Cavalry Overture is one of Von Suppe's most popular compositions and has achieved a quite distinct life of its own. Heroic fanfares and eastern Hungarian melodies can be heard, making it a perfect overture to a grand adventure. Many orchestras around the world have the piece in their repertoire, and the main theme of the overture has been adapted numerous times by various musical ensembles, cartoons and other media.


  • 6 C Flutes (Flute 2 doubles on Piccolo)
  • 2 Alto Flutes
  • 2 Bass Flutes
  • Contrabass Flute