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Finale to "Symphony No. 5"

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Merle Isaac)


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General Info

Year: 1804-1808 / 1968
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Symphony
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
E-flat 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 Cornet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

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Errata

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Program Notes

The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 67, was written between 1804 and 1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music and one of the most frequently played symphonies, and it is widely considered one of the cornerstones of Western music. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as "one of the most important works of the time". As is typical of symphonies in the classical period, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is in four movements.

The fourth movement begins without pause from the transition. The music resounds in C major, an unusual choice by the composer as a symphony that begins in C minor is expected to finish in that key. In Beethoven's words: "Many assert that every minor piece must end in the minor. Nego! ...Joy follows sorrow, sunshine—rain."

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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