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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg

Subtitle: für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Horn und Fagott

This work bears the designation Opus 26. It may be found under its title in English, Quintet for Wind Instruments.

General Info

Year: 1924 / 1925
Duration: c. 40:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Universal Edition
Cost: Parts Only (print) - €64.95   |   Score Only (print) - €22.50


1. Schwungvoll ("Lively")
2. Anmutig und heiter—scherzando "Graceful and cheerful")—scherzando
3. Etwas langsam ("Somewhat slowly")
4. Rondo


Full Score
Flute (doubling C Piccolo)
A Soprano Clarinet
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Quintet for Wind Instruments was completed in August 1924, and played for the first time on September 16, 1924. It is the first large work in which Schoenberg has substantiated the laws of composition with twelve tones. All themes and sound combinations are derived from the basic series (E-flat, G, A, B, C-sharp, C, B-flat, D, E, F-sharp, A-flat, F) and a number of subsidiary series (inversion, "crab" or retrograde motion, etc.). The homogeneity and uniformity thus achieved constitutes an equivalent to the form-building functions of a fixed tonality.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Schönberg, A. (1925). Quintett : für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Horn und Fagott [score]. Universal Edition: Wien.