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Sonata in A (3rd Movement -- Rondo alla turca)

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Wolfgang A. Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Kenneth Amis)


This work is also known as Turkish March. It bears the designation K. 331 / 300i.


General Info

Year: ca. 1783 / 1998
Duration: 2:15
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Amis Musical Circle
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Tuba (or Euphonium)
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (crash)
  • Triangle


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Program Notes

The Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 (300i), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a piano sonata in three movements. It is uncertain where and when Mozart composed the sonata; however, Vienna or Salzburg around 1783 is currently thought to be most likely. The sonata was published by Artaria in 1784, alongside Nos. 10 and 12 (K. 330 and K. 332).

The last movement, Alla Turca, popularly known as the Turkish March, is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart's best-known piano pieces. Mozart himself titled the rondo Alla Turca. It imitates the sound of Turkish janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this Turkish style, including Mozart's own opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In Mozart's time, the last movement was sometimes performed on pianos built with a "Turkish stop", allowing it to be embellished with extra percussion effects. The form of the rondo is A-B-C-D-E-C-A-B-C-coda, with each section (except the coda) being repeated twice.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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