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||Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3525, 1938. Plate 35331a.
||This score I believe is a first edition and that the score printing is based on I assume the composers handwriting style and that the score is a mini score, which makes it impossible to scan to cite out every detail based on the type of musical font used and how small all the writing is in the score. I hope there will be another more recent edition, that is a computerized and more higher quality of printing for scanning purposes.
- I. Langsam (♩= 60)
- II. Lebhaft (♩= etwas 132-162)
- III. Sehr langsam (♩= etwas 40)
- IV. Mäßig bewegt, mit Kraft (♩= etwas 69)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1937-12-05 in London
- BBC Symphony Orchestra, Paul Hindemith (conductor)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo) 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B♭/A), 2 bassoons|
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion (3 players), strings
- bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, small cymbals, cymbals,
large and small suspended cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel (with keyboard)
Apparently begun for a planned but unrealized ballet for Léonide Massine. In 1939 Hindemith incorporated the work in a draft scenario for a ballet to be called Der Kinderkreuzzug (The Children's Crusade), but this plan was also never realized.
- -Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide