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Symphony No. 3 (Beethoven)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (trans. Roland Moehlmann; ed. R. Mark Rogers)


Subtitle: Eroica.

This work bears the designation Opus 55.


General Info

Year: 1804 / 2020
Duration: c. 55:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Heart of Texas Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Movements

1. Allegro con brio – 18:45
2. Marcia funebre, Adagio assai – 14:30
3. Scherzo, Allegro vivace – 6:15
4. Finale, Allegro molto – 12:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55, (also Italian Sinfonia Eroica, Heroic Symphony) is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven.

One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's innovative middle period.

Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work broke boundaries in symphonic form, length, harmony, emotional and cultural content. It is widely considered a landmark in the transition between the Classical and the Romantic era. It is also often considered to be the first Romantic symphony.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


A manuscript of the Moehlmann transcription of the Eroica was found in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by editor R. Mark Rogers. It is believed that this transcription from the 1940s may not have been performed, owing to its numerous errors. Dr. Rogers undertook to edit the manuscript in 2020.

- Program Note excerpted from correspondence with editor


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor) – 22 November 2020 *Edition Premiere Performance*


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