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Presto from "Symphony VII" (Beethoven)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (trans. Ray Thompson)


Subtitle: Opus 92 Movement 3 Presto (Scherzo)


General Info

Year: 1811 / 2018
Duration: c. 8:50
Original Medium: Symphony Orchestra
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sheet Music Plus


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
A Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bassoon I-II
F Horn I-II
String Bass


Errata

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Program Notes

An arrangement for double wind quintet (and bass), this is the third movement of the symphony. It is a scherzo in F major and a trio in D major. In Beethoven's original orchestral composition the trio (based on an Austrian pilgrims' hymn is played twice rather than once. This expansion of the usual A–B–A structure of ternary form into A–B–A–B–A was quite common in other works of Beethoven of this period.

The movement as written lasts almost 10 minutes, making it a bit of a blow for the wind players. I have included an optional cut. This becomes as A-B-A movement, followed by the 4 bar coda, and final presto. The horn parts are mainly Beethoven's, with some additions of mine...the parts are for Horns in D, ( Horns in F are included)

-Program Note by publisher


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