Hymn of Freedom

From Wind Repertory Project
Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (trans. Maurice Gardner)

Subtitle: Themes from Brahms' Symphony No. 1

General Info

Year: 1876 / 1950 / 1995
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Plymouth Music Co. Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Out of print.

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Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68, is a symphony written by Johannes Brahms. Brahms spent at least fourteen years completing this work, whose sketches date from 1854. Brahms himself declared that the symphony, from sketches to finishing touches, took 21 years, from 1855 to 1876. The premiere of this symphony, conducted by the composer's friend Felix Otto Dessoff, occurred on 4 November 1876, in Karlsruhe, then in the Grand Duchy of Baden.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

  • Arkansas: I
  • West Virginia: III


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  • Brahms, J.; Gardner, M. (1995). Hymn of Freedom : Themes from Brahms Symphony No. 1 [score]. Staff Music Publishing Co.: Great Neck, N.Y.
  • Symphony No. 1 (Brahms). Wikipedia Accessed 21 November 2021