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||Symphonia Serena for Orchestra
- 1. Moderately Fast (♩‧ = 76)
- 2. Geschwindmarsch by Beethoven: Paraphrase (Wind instruments only)
- Rather fast ( = 112)
- 3. Colloquy: String Orchestra in Two Sections
- Quiet ( = 84) - Fast (♩= 120) - Scherzando ( = 84) - Fast (♩= 120)
- 4. Finale: Gay ( = 76)
|Year/Date of Composition
||1946 November-December, New Haven
||1947-Feburary 1st and 2nd, Dallas, Texas
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)
||Dallas Symphony Orchestra
- piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A)
- bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
- 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B♭), 2 trombones, tuba
2 timpani, percussion (3 players), celesta, strings (one violin and one viola backstage)
- bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal,
triangle, tambourine, wood blocks, glockenspiel
Wikipedia article (French)
Wikipedia article (English)
The second movement, Geschwindmarsch von Beethoven for winds, is available separately as ED 6845 AP.
- -Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide