Beethoven: String Quintet Op.4 (adapted from the Octet for wind Op.103) Mvt.I - wind quintet

Adapted from the Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103

Composer
L. van Beethoven
Arranger
Ray Thompson
Parts
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The String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 4, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1795. It was adapted from his Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103, which, despite its high opus number, was in fact composed by Beethoven in 1792/1793 but was published only in 1837, ten years after the composer's death. The Quintet was published in Vienna in 1796.

The quintet has been viewed as a mere transcription of the octet. However, there are a few differences between the two works. In the first movement, there are significant changes in the exposition and substantial ones in the development, reprise, and ending. The ensuing Andante employs new themes and involves significant changes in the ones retained. The Scherzo and finale are also substantially different: among other alterations, a second trio was added to the former and a new alternate theme was inserted in the latter.

This arrangement is for wind quintet. (Horn in Eb) but horn in F also provided.


Score ID
204335
Composer
L. van Beethoven
Year of composition
1795
Arranger
Ray Thompson
Publisher
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
11 minutes
Instrumentation
Wind quintet
Genre
Classical music
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