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Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Wenzel Sedlak)


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Subtitle: Arranged for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, 2 Bassoons and Contrabassoon

This work bears the designation Opus 92.


General Info

Year: 1812 / 1989?
Duration: c. 31:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Edition Compusic
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €35.95


Movements

1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace – 12:25
2. Allegretto – 8:10
3. Presto – 4:40
4. Allegro con brio – 5:00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice. The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.

At its premiere, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony.

The work was premiered with Beethoven himself conducting in Vienna on 8 December 1813 at a charity concert for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hanau. In Beethoven's address to the participants, the motives are not openly named: "We are moved by nothing but pure patriotism and the joyful sacrifice of our powers for those who have sacrificed so much for us."

- Program Note from Wikipedia


N.B. The arranger is uncertain.


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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Jeffrey Spenner, conductor) - 28 February 2021


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