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Concerto for Horn in E-flat, K417

From Wind Repertory Project
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (trans. Rumbelow)


General Info

Year: 1783 / 2000
Duration: c. 13:30
Difficulty: V-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Horn and orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


Movements

1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Rondo Più allegro 6/8


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Horn
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
C Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
String Bass
Timpani


Errata

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Program Notes

This classical horn concerto has been masterfully transcribed for wind ensemble accompaniment by Robert W. Rumbelow. The first movement, Allegro Maestoso, is in traditional sonata form; the second, Andante, is virtually an ensemble piece with featured horn solo; and the third, Rondo, contains elements of the "hunting horn" motif that Mozart favored with the horn.

- Program Note from publisher


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417 was completed in 1783. This is one of two horn concerti of Mozart to omit bassoons. It is also one of Mozart's two horn concerti to have ripieno horns (horns included in the orchestra besides the soloist), though, in contrast to K. 495, the solo horn in this one does not duplicate the first ripieno horn's part in the tutti passages.

Mozart's good-natured ribbing of his friend is evident in the manuscript inscription "W. A. Mozart took pity on Leitgeb, ass, ox and fool in Vienna on 27 May 1783."

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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