Alto Horn Sonata (Hindemith, Paul)

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Scores and Parts

 Piano Score (CA)
#310401 - 1.11MB, 19 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/52/34

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Madcapellan (2014/1/7)

 Alto Horn Part (CA)
#311144 - 0.27MB, 4 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V/52/34

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

London: Schott & Co., Ltd., No.4635, 1956. Plate 38601.


Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]


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General Information

Work Title Alto Horn Sonata
Alternative Title Sonate für Althorn (Waldhorn, Alt-Saxophon) in Es und Klavier
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 4 movements
I. Ruhig bewegt
II. Lebhaft
III. Sehr langsam
IV. Das Posthorn (Zwiegespräch):
Lebhaft (♩‧ and ♪.= 60)
Year/Date of Composition 1943 September, South Egremont or New Haven
First Publication 1956
Average Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Alto horn (or saxophone), piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Sheet Music Plus
Wikipedia article (French)

Misc. Comments

Wikipedia divides the finale here into two movements: "Dialogue « cor de postillon » sur un poème du compositeur:

l'ancien n'est pas bon pour la simple raison qu'il appartient au passé / le nouveau n'est pas d'avantage excellent parce que nous marchons avec lui / et personne n'a jamais éprouvé plus de bonheur / que ce qu'il était en mesure d'assumer et de comprendre /il t'appartient à toi, au delà de la hâte, du bruit et de la multitude / de retrouver et de préserver à nouveau / ce qui est permanent, le silence, le sens, la structure...


(an unspecified finale preceded by a Dialogue. Hindemith's Horn Concerto also contains a movement with text, very occasionally - as for example on the cpo recording of the concerto - recited aloud during the work rather than e.g. read, and noted, silently for performer and audience guidance.) - Schissel

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