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Allegretto from Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, The

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Philip Evans)

General Info

Year: 1812 / 2013
Duration: c. 9:35
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Symphony
Publisher: Evs131 Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Bass Trombone
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Arranged in 2013 this arrangement of Beethoven's work encapsulates the mood that this piece is characterized as being a dance piece often without melody but with constant forward motion that the piece portrays. The song starts very soft and builds gradually with the volume and number of instruments playing slowly increasing until it peaks to the climax when all the instruments play the repeated ostinato -- a reoccurring rhythmic figure of quarter note two eighth notes and two quarter notes.

The movement has been made a popular recent hit due to its usage in the 2010 movie The Kings Speech starring Colin Firth Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

- Program Note from publisher

The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice. The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.

At its première, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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