Adagio from "Concerto No 1, Op 73" (arr Bourgeois)

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Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (arr. John R Bourgeois)

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General Info

Year: 1811 /
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Clarinet and orchestra
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The beginning of the second movement (Adagio ma non troppo in C major transforming into C minor and E flat major and afterward reverting to C major with a meter of 4/4) is typical of an early romantic operatic aria, but still resembles the second movement of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in mood and melodic shape. Weber was after all Mozart's cousin by marriage. In the middle section, an unusual and rare but effective use of a horn trio without any other orchestral elaboration is put into effect. The clarinet responds and interacts with this horn trio much like an operatic singer would do it in a similar situation. The beginning material resumes after a brief pause.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor; Jonathan Towne, clarinet) – 6 May 2018

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