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Symphony No. 9 in D minor

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (trans. Ted Vives)


This work bears the designation Opus 125.


General Info

Year: 1822-1824 / 2012
Duration:
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Survives Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $750.00; (digital) - $750.00 (movements may be purchased separately)   |   Score Only (print) - $250.00


Instrumentation

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


Errata

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Program Notes

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, also known as Beethoven's 9th, is the final complete symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. One of the best-known works in common practice music, it is regarded by many critics and musicologists as one of Beethoven's greatest works and one of the supreme achievements in the history of western music. In the 2010s, it stands as one of the most performed symphonies in the world.

The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (thus making it a choral symphony). The words are sung during the final (4th) movement of the symphony by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the Ode to Joy, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with text additions made by Beethoven.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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