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Third Movement from "Symphony No. 2" (arr McBeth)

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Howard Hanson

Howard Hanson (arr. William Francis McBeth)

Subtitle: Romantic

This work bears the designation Opus 30.

General Info

Year: 1930 / 1983
Duration: c. 7:15
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Symphony No. 2 in D-flat major, Opus 30, W45, "Romantic", was written by Howard Hanson on commission from Serge Koussevitsky for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1930. The entire symphony contains five movements and is 28 minutes long. This edition contains the Allegro con brio third movement only.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

  • Florida: VI
  • Iowa: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: VI
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Texas: V. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association All-Southern 2019 High School Wind Ensemble (Chris Chapman, conductor) – 27 January 2019
  • Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Mike Chance, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • Texas A&M (College Station) Wind Symphony (Timothy Rhea, conductor) – 7 October 2018
  • Portland (Ore.) Wind Symphony (Chris Chapman, conductor) – 2018
  • Lone Star Symphonic Band (Katy, Tex.) (Bob Bryant, conductor) – 5 March 2017
  • Minnesota State Band (Saint Paul) (Charles Boody, conductor) – 3 December 2014
  • Merion Concert Band (Bryn Mawr, Penn.) – 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Hanson, H.; McBeth, W. (1983). Third Movement from Symphony no. 2, Opus 30: "Romantic" [score]. Eastman School of Music: [Rochester, N.Y.]