Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor (K.550) for wind quintet (first movement)

Composer
W.A.Mozart
Year of composition
1788
Year of arrangement
2006
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
10 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Wind quintet
Instrumental parts
Related scores
Giuliani, Mauro: Andante in C arr. for 3 clarinets, Haydn: Piano Sonata no 54 in G for Wind Quintet, Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte Book 1, #4 in A for wind quintet, Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne worte, Book 3, #17 in A minor for wind quintet, Christmas Carols from Poland for Wind Quintet, Mozart, ’Flute Concerto’ in A (after Violin Concerto no 5, K. 219) for flute choir (3fl, afl, bassfl), movt 3, Rondo. , Pleyel: Sonatina in D for Wind Quintet, Schubert: Piano Impromptu in Ab (Op. 90, #4) for Wind Quintet, Diabelli: Piano Sonatina in G for Wind Quintet (II and III), Diabelli: Piano Sonatina in G for Wind Quintet (I), Schubert: Impromptu in G (Op. 90, #3) for 4 clarinets, Schubert: Impromptu in Bb (Op. 142, no 3) for Wind Quintet, Mozart, Piano Sonata in F (K.547a) for wind quintet, movt. 1 (Allegro), Mozart, Piano sonata in F (K.547a) for wind quintet, movt. 2 (Allegretto), Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite for wind quintet, Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne worte, Book 8, #48 for wind quartet (fl, ob, clt, bassoon), Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Book 4, #20 for clarinet and piano, Brooks-Davies: Night Piece for oboe and piano, Schubert: Moment Musical in F minor (Op. 94, #3) for wind quintet, Schubert: Scherzo in B flat for Wind Quintet, Easter Fanfare (based on ’Now the green blade riseth’) for fl, ob, alto sax, bass guitar + keyboard., Brooks-Davies: Idyll for oboe and piano, Mozart: Flute Concerto no 1 in G, K. 313 (1st movement) for wind quintet, Czerny: Sonatina in F (1st movement) for wind quintet, Brooks-Davies: Tarantella (No 3 of Four Old-Style Miniatures for oboe and piano), Kuffner, Josef: Allegretto for clarinet trio, Kuffner, Josef: Landler (2) for 3 clarinets, Kuffner, Josef: Landler (1) for 3 clarinets and Weber: German Dance no 3 in C minor for four flutes

A bit of an endurance test, to say the least! But the piece was commissioned, and I thought others might like the chance to consider it. Almost everyone knows it, and might be curious to hear it ’reinvented’. A good concert piece.

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