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Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral" Selections

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Tohru Kanayama)

General Info

Year: 1808 /
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 2

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

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 4

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 5

  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet

Part 6

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

Part 7

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone

Part 8 (optional)

  • String Bass
  • E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony , is a symphony composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works containing explicitly programmatic content, the symphony was first performed in the Theater an der Wien on 22 December 1808 in a four-hour concert.

Beethoven was a lover of nature who spent a great deal of his time on walks in the country. He frequently left Vienna to work in rural locations. The composer said that the Sixth Symphony is "more the expression of feeling than painting", a point underlined by the title of the first movement.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

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