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Scherzo (Mendelssohn)

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (arr. Robert J. Ambrose)


Subtitle: From String Symphony No. 11. Based on a Swiss folksong


General Info

Year: 1823 / 2021
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $15.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00; (digital) - $15.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

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

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Cello

Timpani (optional)
Percussion (optional), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Felix Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 11 was written during the summer of 1823 when the composer was a mere 14 years old. Graceful and charming, the work shows the influence of composers such as Haydn and C.P.E. Bach. It also illustrates the remarkable compositional prowess of the teenage Mendelssohn.

The second movement is a lively scherzo based on a Swiss folksong that Mendelssohn heard during a family vacation in that country's Bernese Oberland region.

- Program Note from score


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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Scherzo (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Ambrose) (1823/2021)


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