||Berlin: Ries & Erler, 1893. Plate R. 5162 E.
||Original scans: Color cover page is 300dpi losslessly-compressed color tif file; Score pages are 600dpi, losslessly-compressed black and white tif files approximately 6100 by 7600 pixels. De-skewed, centered, and set uniform margins.
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
- I. Salus Intrantibus (Greetings to those who enter). Allegro
- II. Elizabeth's Hymn. Larghetto
- III. Round-Dance of the Gnomes and Sylphs. Vivace
- IV. Variations on a Folk Song
- V. Country Festival. Larghetto - Allegro, quasi Marcia giojosa
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1878-03-27 — Sondershausen, Ducal Court Theatre: Max Erdmannsdörfer (conductor)
||1893 – Berlin: Ries & Erler
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
- 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B♭), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, snare drum, triangle, strings
||Detailed description at Raff.org
Raff's original title was Thüringer Suite: Suite No.3. The work was published after his death as Aus Thüringen: Suite für grosses Orchester. The published version reversed the order of the third and fourth movements. Publication first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1893), p.374. ( - Cypressdome)
- Essay linked to has more complete discussion re especially background and composition history, uncertainty regarding exact year of composition, and some other matters of interest. Notwithstanding the posthumous publication this was a particularly popular work, initially, which pair of facts itself leads to questions!- Schissel