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Symphony No. 40

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Scott Stanton)


Subtitle: First Movement


General Info

Year: 1788 / 2011
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1
C Treble

  • High B-flat
  • High E-flat

Part 2

  • C Treble
  • High B-flat
  • High E-flat
  • Horn in F

Part 3

  • Low B-flat
  • Low E-flat
  • Bass Clef
  • Horn in F
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Low B-flat
  • Low E-flat
  • Bass Clef
  • Bass
  • Tuba

Keyboard (optional)
Timpani (optional)
Percussion (optional), including:

  • Mallets
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals

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Program Notes

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1788. It is sometimes referred to as the "Great G minor symphony", to distinguish it from the "Little G minor symphony", No. 25. The two are the only extant minor key symphonies Mozart wrote.

The first movement, Molto Allegro, begins darkly, not with its first theme but with the accompaniment, played by the lower strings with divided violas. The technique of beginning a work with an accompaniment figure was later used by Mozart in his last piano concerto (KV. 595) and later became a favorite of the Romantics (examples include the openings of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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