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Sonatina II, Fröhliche Werkstatt

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss

The work bears the German designation Sonatine Es-Dur, Op. AV 143.
The subtitle translates from the German as "The Happy Workshop."

General Info

Year: 1946 / 1952
Duration: c. 36:00
Difficulty: V
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $45.00


1. Allegro con Brio - 12:05
2. Andantino - 5:35
3. Menuet - 4:30
4. Einleitung (Andante) - 15:42


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
C Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Basset Horn
Bb Bass Clarinet
Horn in F I-II
Horn in Eb I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

One of Strauss's last compositions, the Fröhliche Wertstatt (or Happy Workship) has high technical and musical demands. It requires a solid understanding of Classical, Romantic, and post-Romantic performing styles, as all three are utilized. This lengthy work is suitable for university, semi-professional and professional performers. The wind band medium is fortunate to claim Symphonie für Bläser in its repertoire, and sophisticated audiences will admire the direct, intimate style embraced by Strauss near the end of his life.

- Program Note from Great Music for Wind Band

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