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Adagio Cantabile (arr. Daehn)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Larry Daehn)


Subtitle: From Sonata Pathétique


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 4:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Daehn Publications, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone (optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique, was written in 1798 when the composer was 27 years old, and was published in 1799. It has remained one of his most celebrated compositions. Beethoven dedicated the work to his friend Prince Karl von Lichnowsky.

The Adagio Cantabile movement exemplifies the expressive Adagio style of many slow movements in the classical period. The famous cantabile melody is played three times, always in A-flat major, separated by two modulating episodes; the movement is thus a simple rondo rather than the sonata form more common for movements of this seriousness. The first episode is set in F minor (the relative minor of A-flat major), further modulating to E-flat major before returning to the main theme. The second episode begins in A-flat minor and modulates to E major. With the final return of the main theme, the accompaniment becomes richer and takes on the triplet rhythm of the second episode. There is a brief coda.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


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