Rondo in Eb for Horn and Orchestra

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Salas)

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This work bears the designation K. 371.

General Info

Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: IV (band)/ VI (soloist) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript


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Program Notes

In addition to the four horn concertos and the Quintet for Horn and Strings (K. 407), Mozart also seems to have begun a fifth concerto in March 1781, but only got as far as drafting the solo part and a few passages of the orchestral accompaniment for the closing Rondo (K. 371). The manuscript came into the possession of Mozart’s elder surviving son, the pianist Karl Thomas, who gave away portions of it to friends as souvenirs in 1856, the centenary of his father’s birth. Enough pages of the Concert Rondo had been recovered by the end of the 19th century to publish a performing edition, but the discovery in 1988 of a missing sheet has now allowed the movement to better approximate Mozart's original.

This particular arrangement is transcribed for wind band by Erik Saras. In order to create this transcription, Mr. Saras referenced the limited manuscript Mozart engraved, in addition to scoring the remaining material from the critical edition piano reduction. Mr. Saras transcribed the work for Gail Williams, and it was premiered by the Antoinette Reading Junior High Honors Band, directed by Kevin Cranston at the 68th Annual Midwest Conference, December 2014.

- Program Note by the Antoinette Reading Junior High School Band


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