As I type this, the Oktoberfest 2019 is going strong in Munich, Germany. And once again I’m celebrating it by posting the sheet music for an Oktoberfest-appropriate accordion arrangement of mine!
This year it’s the Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch, which usually gets translated to “Austrian Wedding March”. A more literal translation would be something like “the wedding march of the Ziller river valley“, which is only about 50 miles south of Munich, just over the border in Tyrol. So not technically German, but close enough for the tune to become a beer tent standard.
Give it a download and try it out…
This is a somewhat advanced arrangement, but it can be made much simpler by making a few adjustments:
- Just play the top note of the right hand part in the A and B sections
- In the C section (the “trio”), just play the bottom note of the right hand part
- Skip any of the left-hand fills you want (just keep playing the standard alternating-bass pattern instead)
On the other hand, if it’s not advanced enough, I’ve included a fun little riff on the last page that I often like to substitute in for the end of the A section, just to keep things interesting.
P.S. In case you missed ’em, here are the Oktoberfest accordion sheet music posts from previous years: