Romanza from "Horn Concerto No 3, K 447"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Clark)
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
Horn in F
(percussion detail needed)
None discovered thus far.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, K. 447 was completed between 1784 and 1787, during the Vienna Period. The composition was written as a friendly gesture for the hornist Joseph Leutgeb (his name is mentioned few times in the score), and Mozart probably didn't consider it as particularly important, since he failed to enter it to the autograph catalogue of his works. The autograph score remained well preserved; it is stored in the British Library in London.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
Mozart wrote perhaps six horn concerti for an older acquaintance, Ignaz Leutgeb, some of them now lost, most of them, to one degree or another, incomplete. Parts for some were completely written out. Other parts were sketched out. Still others are missing altogether. The so-called Third Concerto provokes debate because the movements seem to have been written at different times. The middle movement, Romance, having the date 1783 on the autograph (now lost), seems less mature than the other two movements, thought by some specialists to have been written no earlier than 1787.
Mozart is reported to have become fond of horn music when, at the age of eight, he was "on tour" in England, and heard the music of the popular barge parties on the Thames at Chelsea, where his father was recuperating from an illness.
Although Mozart developed a love for the horn early in his life, he professed to dislike the clarinet, until he was persuaded of its beauty by the virtuoso Anton Stadler, for whom he completed a concerto for clarinet in 1791, the final year of his life. It is this late-developed acceptance of the clarinet that makes it seem as though the Horn Concerto No. 3 was written later than supposed, because instead of the expected oboes, it was scored for clarinet and bassoon.
The horn, in Mozart's time, was comparatively new to the orchestra, having been developed as a hunting horn. Unlike today's instrument, it was without valves, and key-changes had to be effected through the exchange of "crooks," short, curved pipes which lengthened the tube of the horn, lowering its pitch and providing different sets of harmonics. Pitch could be "trued up" by stopping the bell to one degree or another with the hand. The introduction of valves removed the awkward necessity of the crooks, but players still stick their hands in the instrument to vary the timbre, as well as alter the pitch.
- Program Note from Manchester Symphony Orchestra concert program, 12 March 1995
None discovered thus far.
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Fresno (Calif.) Community Concert Band (Robert Nielsen, conductor; Matthew Lee Otto, horn) – 22 January 2017
- Cuesta Wind Ensemble (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) (Jennifer Martin, conductor; Jane Swanson, horn) – 19 March 2016
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Abduction from the Seraglio (arr. Isaac) (1782/1967)
- Adagio, K. 411
- Allegro Molto (arr. Thornton) (1776/1975)
- Allegro from "Symphony No. 10" (tr. Bobrowitz) (c. 1770/2015)
- Andante Gracioso (arr. Thornton) (1776/1975)
- Ave Verum Corpus (arr. Kreines)
- Ave Verum Corpus (arr. Buehlman) (1791/1967)
- Concerto for 2 Pianos (tr. Dich) (c. 1779/2007)
- Concerto for Bassoon, K191 (arr. Yeago) (1774)
- Concerto for Clarinet, K622 (arr. Rumbelow) (1791/1997)
- Concerto for Horn in E-flat, K417 (arr. Rumbelow) (1783/2000)
- Concerto for Oboe in C major, K314 (arr. Rumbelow) (1777)
- Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K.447 (arr. Bardeen) (c. 1787/1964)
- Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K.447 (trans. Yeago) (c. 1787)
- "Così Fan Tutte" Overture (arr. Jourdan) (1790/1997)
- Divertimento in Eb, K 166 (1773)
- Don Giovanni (arr. Josef Triebensee)
- Ein Musikalischer Spass (A Musical Joke)(arr. Thompson)
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (arr. Erickson)
- Fantasia in F (arr. Schaefer) (1790/1962)
- Il Re Pastore (arr. Barnes) (1795/1965)
- Le Nozze di Figaro (arr. Bernardini) (1786)
- Le Nozze di Figaro (tr. Peters) (1786/2013)
- Le Nozze di Figaro (tr. Takahashi) (1786/2006)
- Magic Flute: Overture (arr Laurendeau) (1791/1900/1935)
- The Marriage of Figaro (arr. Slocum) (1786/1958)
- Mozart Alleluia (arr. John O'Reilly)
- A Mozart Festival (arr. Johnson) (1957)
- Mozart Minuet and Rondo (arr. John O'Reilly)
- Mozart Serenade and Dance (arr. John O'Reilly)
- Overture to "Abduction from the Seraglio" (arr. Longfield) (1782/2003)
- Overture to "The Magic Flute" (arr. Blomhert) (1791/1982)
- Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro" Harmoniemusik (arr. Wendt) (1786)
- Piano Concerto No. 10. See: Concerto for 2 Pianos
- Romanza from "Horn Concerto No 3, K 447 (arr. Clark) (1787/1997)
- Rondo (arr. Coles) (1791/1955)
- Rondo from the Posthorn Serenade, K320 for Clarinet, Alto Saxophone and Band (arr. Marcus)
- Rondo in Eb for Horn and Orchestra (arr. Saras)
- Serenade K361 also known as Serenade No. 10 "Gran Partita"
- Menuetto and Rondo (arr. Snavely) (1783/1972)
- Serenade K375 also known as Serenade No. 11 in E-flat Major
- Serenade No 10 in Bb "Gran Partita" (trans. Thompson)
- Serenade No. 12 in C minor. See: Serenade in C minor K388
- Serenade in C minor K388
- Sonata in A (3rd Movement -- Rondo alla turca) also known as the Turkish March arr. (arr. Kenneth Amis)
- Turkish March (arr. Longfield) (ca. 1783/2002)
- Horn Concerto No. 3 (Mozart), Wikipedia Accessed 26 February 2016
- "Third Concert of the 56th Season," Manchester Symphony Orchestra Accessed 26 February 2016