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Scherzo and Finale from the Fifth Symphony

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Dan Godfrey)


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General Info

Year: 1804-1808 / 1920
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Symphony
Publisher: Chappell & Co.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Movements

1. Scherzo – 4:55
2. Finale - 11:00


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


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 third movement, Scherzo. Allegro, is in ternary form, consisting of a scherzo and trio. While most symphonies before Beethoven's time employed a minuet and trio as their third movement, Beethoven chose to use the newer scherzo and trio form.

The fourth movement, Allegro, 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.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media

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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

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Resources

  • Beethoven, L.; Godfrey, D. (1920). Scherzo and Finale from the Fifth Symphony [score]. Chappell: New York.