St. Anthony Chorale and Variation VI

From Wind Repertory Project
Franz Joseph Haydn
Johannes Brahms

Franz Joseph Haydn and Johannes Brahms (arr. Michael Brand)

General Info

Year: 1873 / 1991 / 2007
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute I
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Trumpet I

Part 2

  • Oboe
  • Flute II
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Trumpet II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet III
  • Horn in F I

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet IV
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tuned Percussion


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, (German: Variationen über ein Thema von Jos. Haydn), now also called the Saint Anthony Variations, is a work in the form of a theme and variations, composed by Johannes Brahms in the summer of 1873 at Tutzing in Bavaria. It consists of a theme in B-flat major based on a Chorale St Antoni, eight variations, and a finale. The work was published in two versions: for two pianos, written first but designated Op. 56b; and for orchestra, designated Op. 56a.

The first performance of the orchestral version was given on 2 November 1873 by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Brahms's baton.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Performance Notes

This score can be played by as few as four players provided each of the four parts is covered. Additionally, each "choir" within the band – woodwinds, saxophones and brass – is complete so the band director can use contrasting choirs for different sections for variety. The B-flat Clarinets form a separate choir.

There are four B-flat Clarinet lines, but Clarinets II, III and IV are written below the break. If Part 1 is covered by Flute, Alto Saxophone or Trumpet, then Clarinet I may be omitted.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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