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Turkish March (Mozart)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Robert Longfield)


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Subtitle: Rondo Alla Turca from Mozart's 'Piano Sonatina No. 11, K331'

This work is not to be confused with the work with the same title by Beethoven.


General Info

Year: ca. 1783 / 2002
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 (300i), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a piano sonata in three movements. It is uncertain where and when Mozart composed the sonata; however, Vienna or Salzburg around 1783 is currently thought to be most likely. The sonata was published by Artaria in 1784, alongside Nos. 10 and 12 (K. 330 and K. 332).

The last movement, Alla Turca, popularly known as the Turkish March, is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart's best-known piano pieces. Mozart himself titled the rondo Alla Turca. It imitates the sound of Turkish janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this Turkish style, including Mozart's own opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In Mozart's time, the last movement was sometimes performed on pianos built with a "Turkish stop", allowing it to be embellished with extra percussion effects. The form of the rondo is A-B-C-D-E-C-A-B-C-coda, with each section (except the coda) being repeated twice.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II


Performances

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  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Symphonic Band (Michael I. Gaines, conductor) - 25 April 2019
  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band (Fayetteville) (Mike Ferguson, conductor) – 11 July 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Mozart, W.; Longfield, R. (2002). Turkish March : Rondo Alla Turca from Mozart's Piano Sonatina No. 11, K331 [score]. FJH Music: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Piano Sonata No. 11 (Mozart), Wikipedia Accessed 30 April 2016