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Symphony VI -- Third Movement (Tchaikovsky)

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter I Tchaikovsky

Pytor Ilyich Tschaikowsky (arr. Mark Hindsley)


This movement bears the designation "Allegro molto vivace" or "March."


General Info

Year: 1893 / 197-?
Duration: c 16:44
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hindsley Transcriptions
Cost: Score and Parts - $118.00   |   Score Only - $29.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony, written between February and the end of August 1893. The composer led the first performance in Saint Petersburg on 16/28 October of that year, nine days before his death. The second performance, conducted by Eduard Nápravník, took place 21 days later, at a memorial concert on 6/18 November. It included some minor corrections that Tchaikovsky had made after the premiere, and was thus the first performance of the work in the exact form in which it is known today.

The third movement is marked Allegro molto vivace. The scherzo is in a compound meter – 12/8 and 4/4, and in sonata form (without development). It begins with strings in a fast, exciting motif playing semiquavers against a woodwind 4/4 meter. It leads to the E major secondary theme in the exposition beginning with clarinet solo with string accompaniment. The opening theme reappears, now the first theme in the recapitulation, which later leads to the secondary theme, but this time in G major. The movement ends with a coda triumphantly, almost as a deceptive finale.

-Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Florida: VI
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


Performances

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  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Raymond Handfield, conductor) - 22 March 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


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