String Octet, Op.23 (Schuberth, Carl)

Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

Version A

PDF scanned by D-Fmi
Schissel (2018/3/3)

Editor First edition ?
Publisher. Info. Hamburg: Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1848]. Plate 1189.
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PDF scanned by Theo Wyatt
KGill (2010/10/22)

Publisher. Info. Hamburg: Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1848]. Plate 1189.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.8102, n.d.(1996-2010).
Misc. Notes [From JDH: The file is defective--e.g., Viola 1 is missing pages 4 and 5!] While the 1848 date is backed up by the Hofmeister Monatsbericht and the plate number table, the engraving looks like it could easily have been done in the 1860s or even '70s.
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General Information

Work Title String Octet
Alternative. Title Ottetto
Composer Schuberth, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 5
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro moderato (= 138)
  2. Andante (= 66)
  3. Scherzo. Allegro assai (Half note.png ‧ = 88)
  4. Allegro furioso (Half note.png = 126)
First Publication. 1848
Dedication Dr. Nicolas Scharbau
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Version A: 4 violins, 2 violas, cello, contrabass
Version B: 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos