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Ode to Joy (arr Fisher)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Danielle Fisher)


Subtitle: From Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125


General Info

Year: 1824 / 2018
Duration: c. 1:30
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 1 Advanced

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet

Part 2-3

  • Blended for optimal range of Horn in F

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Percussion (optional), including:

  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


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Program Notes

Ode to Joy was written in the summer of 1785 by German poet, playwright, and historian Friedrich Schiller, originally entitled Ode to Freedom. It is best known for the musical setting by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony, completed in 1824. The Council of Europe adopted it as the "Anthem of Europe" in 1972.

- Program Note from G. & M. Brand


Performance Notes

This piece is intended to provide a joyous and accessible option for a first performance experience. The piece features Beethoven's Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9, Opus 125. The original theme which includes eighth notes is in the Advanced parts and can be played simultaneously with the slightly easier Part 1. You will need at least one player for each part listed.


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