3 Symphonies, Op.10 (Schobert, Johann)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
No.1 in E♭ major
For Piano solo
unknown, see below
New York: J.O. von Prochazka, Elite Edition 380, 1885.
The notation on the score suggests that while this may have been arranged for piano by Hopekirk from the published symphony parts, it may also be a new edition of one of the many other editions of this work that were prepared, possibly by the composer, possibly others, in the late 1700s (keyboard sonata, violin sonata, other chamber works, others also- not at all sure which was primary; have placed this as a symphony because only for that work do I know the opus number instead of just a cataloguing number (TurS 10.1)) - two different systems/cataloguing numbers actually (see RISM)). Some of the versions of this work besides the symphony may have been published before Hopekirk's edition of the last two movements- and it is also possible Hopekirk was working from a manuscript of a keyboard sonata version, too (or a published version) rather than making her own arrangement. One does know that she has modernized the notation, so can safely place her as editor (and have done), with an unknown arranger from the symphony (if it isn't the other way around!)
|Work Title||3 Symphonies|
|Alternative Title||Trois sinfonies pour le clavecin avec l'accompagnement d'un violon & deux cornes de chasse ad libitum|
|Year/Date of Composition||ca.1770?|
|First Publication||ca.1770 – London: Robert Bremner|
|Dedication||D. Bernardino di Fraja dilett.e P.ne|
|Instrumentation||Harpsichord, violin, and 2 horns ad libitum|
The minuet and concluding Allegro molto from this sonata were published in a piano reduction made by Helen Hopekirk by the Elite Edition of Prochazka in 1885; there may be a publication of the complete sonata made more recently (probably is.) See for some information about the work. TurS refers to Turrentine's partial Schobert Thematic Catalog (Johann Schobert and French clavier music from 1700 to the revolution, 1962 dissertation.) Also exists in a version for keyboard solo (see and - same first movement theme, same TurS.) and as a symphony (Op.10 no. 1 - in this form apparently it was published.
Ah, ok. this needs to be moved to "3 Symphonies, Op.10" - the published form, the others being possibly in manuscript. My mistake! (Admittedly, odd ensemble for a symphony- harpsichord, violin, 2 horns ad lib.)