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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Thornton)

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Subtitle: From Divertimento No. 14 in Bb K.270

General Info

Year: 1776 / 1975
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Pub.
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00


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Program Notes

In 1776, the year associated with America's struggle for independence, Mozart was twenty years old and was in his third year of tenure in Salzburg. He had spent the year first in refining his "courtly" style, then devoted a period of time exclusively to religious music, and in the final weeks turned his attention to renewal of his acquaintance with the older writers through the composition of a series of divertimenti for wind instruments. The Divertimento in Bb [K.270] was completed in the first week of the following year.

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State Ratings

  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: III
  • Michigan: Junior High B
  • New York: Concert Band III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: III


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  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart." Accessed 25 January 2015.
  • Krienes, J.; Hansbrough, R. (2014). Music for Concert Band: A Selective Annotated Guide to Band Literature. Meredith Music Publications: Delray Beach, Fla.; pp. 33.
  • Mozart, W.; Thornton, J. (1972). Divertimento no. 14 in B flat, K. 270, allegro molto [score]. Manuscript.