Whisky-Galop became reality upon a request from Danish composer H.C. Lumbye’s own orchestra, the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra/Sjællands Symfoniorkester/Copenhagen Phil.
Would it be possible to make a contemporary Champagne Galop?
And the reply was: Use a champagne glass, fill it up with whisky, and we shall soon be having fun.
Whisky-Galop may be taken as Lumbye’s galop on speed: So to say, the interesting things are not few and far between since it is stuffed with fun, lyric, grotesque, and absurd ideas.
The piece was included in the Copenhagen Phil. New Year concerts.