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Symphony No 2 (Whitwell)

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David Whitwell

David Whitwell


Subtitle: Sinfonia da requiem


General Info

Year: 1988
Duration: c. 31:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maxime's Music
Cost: Score and Parts (PDF) - Aus$120.00   |   Score Only (PDF) - Aus$45.00


Movements

1. Requiem Aeternum [Rest Eternal]
2. Tuba Mirum [The Trumpet Shall Sound]
3. Dies Irae [Day of Judgment]
4. Lacrymosa
5. Libera me [Deliver me]


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This symphony was written after a period of some weeks when my thoughts were centered on the death of Mozart. The symphony might be considered a requiem for a man who never had one.

- Program Note by composer


Whitwell wrote Sinfonia da Requiem as a requiem for Mozart. Whitwell lived in Vienna briefly, and discovered several years after leaving that city that he had lived in the same building on the same floor as Mozart had when he died.

- Program Note from The Wind Band Symphony Archive


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • California State University, Northridge, Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) – 3 May 2018


Works for Winds by This Composer


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