Symphony No.1, Op.68 (Brahms, Johannes)

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 I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
#83008 - 24.57MB - 17:41 -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (34) - - !N/!N/!N - 17752x

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Carolus (2010/10/26)

 II. Andante sostenuto
#83009 - 12.20MB - 8:52 -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16) - - !N/!N/!N - 6808x

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Carolus (2010/10/26)

 III. Un poco Allegretto e grazioso
#83010 - 7.22MB - 5:09 -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16) - - !N/!N/!N - 4826x

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Carolus (2010/10/26)

 IV. Adagio - Piu Andante - Allegro non troppo ma con brio
#83011 - 24.43MB - 17:30 -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (25) - - !N/!N/!N - 10175x

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Carolus (2010/10/26)

Performer Pages:

University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

Publisher Info.:

Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Performed 3 June 2006, Mandel Hall. From Internet Archive.

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 II. Andante sostenuto
#117525 - 18.57MB, 19 pp. -  5.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15- V/V/V - 11216x

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 III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
#117526 - 23.67MB, 17 pp. -  5.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V/V/V - 3093x

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Cypressdome (2011/9/2)

 IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio (segment 1)
#117533 - 40.13MB, 30 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12- V/V/V - 3813x

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 IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio (segment 2)
#117534 - 41.43MB, 31 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (24- V/V/V - 6652x

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Cypressdome (2011/9/2)

TN-JBrahms Symphony No.1, Op.68 ms.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Composer's manuscript (holograph), September, 1876.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Autograph stichvorlage. McCorkle reports that the corresponding manuscript for the first movement has been missing since the early 1900s. Original images: 300dpi, color jpg files with approximately 3500 by 2700 usable pixels.

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 Complete Score
#23098 - 21.01MB, 101 pp. -  3.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16- V/V/V - 27658x

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Ivdruiz (2008/10/13)

PMLP01662-BraWV, S. 292.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, 1877. Plate 7957.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Colour scan with digital watermark

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 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#317803 - 18.30MB, 86 pp. -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V*/V*/V* - 3821x

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Piupianissimo (2014/3/5)

 Frontmatter (scan) (Preview)
#317802 - 0.46MB, 8 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V*/V*/V* - 440x

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Piupianissimo (2014/3/5)

 I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro (Preview)
#66087 - 5.08MB, 27 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (25- V*/V*/V* - 23725x

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Hobbypianist (2010/6/2)

 II. Andante sostenuto (Preview)
#66088 - 1.56MB, 9 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (14- V*/V*/V* - 11587x

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 III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso (Preview)
#66089 - 1.57MB, 9 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13- V*/V*/V* - 8940x

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 IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio (Preview)
#66090 - 6.18MB, 41 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (19- V*/V*/V* - 19026x

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Hobbypianist (2010/6/2)

TN-Brahms Werke Band 1 Breitkopf JB 1 Op 68 scan.jpg
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 1
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 1.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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scan: score scanned at 600dpi (High Quality Scanning)

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 I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
#00122 - 2.39MB, 27 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (18- V*/V*/V* - 11095x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/17)

 II. Andante sostenuto
#00123 - 0.69MB, 9 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V*/V*/V* - 5377x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/17)

 III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
#00124 - 0.71MB, 9 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V*/V*/V* - 4485x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/17)

 IV. Adagio - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
#00125 - 2.80MB, 41 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16- V*/V*/V* - 8945x

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Feldmahler (2006/2/17)

BrahmsSymsD.jpg
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 1
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 1.

Reprinted:

New York: Dover Publications, 1974

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#334901 - 2.88MB, 149 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 766x

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editor (2014/7/19)

PMLP01662-Symphony No. 1 Complete.pdf
Editor:

Quinn Mason

Publisher Info.:

What I Make of It Publications, 2014

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 [tag/del]

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Parts

Complete

 Flute 1, 2
#37945 - 1.09MB, 10, 8 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V*/V*/V* - 9504x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Oboe 1, 2
#37946 - 0.97MB, 10, 8 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8- V*/V*/V* - 8771x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Clarinet 1, 2 (B, A)
#37947 - 1.10MB, 10, 9 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V*/V*/V* - 8832x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Bassoon 1, 2, Contrabassoon
#37948 - 1.52MB, 10, 10, 6 pp. -  4.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V*/V*/V* - 7197x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Horn 1, 2 (C, E, E)
#37949 - 0.95MB, 8, 8 pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V*/V*/V* - 12635x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Horn 3, 4 (E, B basso, E, F)
#37950 - 0.58MB, 5, 5 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V*/V*/V* - 7356x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Trumpet 1, 2 (C, E, B)
#37951 - 0.54MB, 5, 5 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V*/V*/V* - 7053x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Trombone 1, 2, 3 (alto, tenor, bass clefs)
#37952 - 0.31MB, 2, 2, 2 pp. -  4.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (14- V*/V*/V* - 9874x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Timpani
#37953 - 0.29MB, 5 pp. -  8.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V*/V*/V* - 6382x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Violins I
#37954 - 1.08MB, 15 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (26- V*/V*/V* - 24596x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Violins II
#37955 - 1.06MB, 15 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V*/V*/V* - 8988x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Violas
#37956 - 1.06MB, 15 pp. -  4.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8- V*/V*/V* - 8491x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

 Cellos
#26532 - 1.06MB, 16 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V*/V*/V* - 9188x

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Generoso (2009/1/9)

 Basses
#37957 - 0.63MB, 11 pp. -  4.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V*/V*/V* - 8110x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/25)

PMLP01662-Brahms-Op068.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1927). Plate Orch.B. 3204.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

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 Bassoon 2 (Bass clef only)
#346058 - 0.15MB, 10 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 29x

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Notenschreiber (2014/9/28)

PMLP01662-BrahmsSinf1Fagott2Bassschlüssel.pdf
Editor:

Notenschreiber

Publisher Info.:

Notenschreiber

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Retypeset based on Breitkopf & Härtel

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II. Andante sostenuto

 Violin Solo
#39873 - 0.07MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 1184x

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WilliamOckham (2009/9/23)

PMLP01662-Op. 68 II Andante sostenuto Violin Solo.pdf
Editor:

William Ockham

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William Ockham

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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 Clarinet 1, 2 transposed to B
#84054 - 0.06MB, 4 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 543x

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noqu (2010/11/6)

PMLP01662-Brahms Symphony I Clarinet Parts Bb.pdf
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Noqu

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Noqu

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Retypeset based on Breitkopf & Härtel. Mvts I, III and IV are already in B.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Violin, Cello and Piano 4 hands (Hermann)

 Complete Parts
#311048 - 10.99MB, 91 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 306x

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Cypressdome (2014/1/10)

PMLP01662-JBrahms Symphony No.1 p4h vln cello.pdf
Arranger:

Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907)

Engraver:

Leipzig: C.G. Röder.

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1898]. Plate 10941.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif (from pdf) files approx. 3200 by 3970 pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins.

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For Piano 4 hands (Brahms)

 I. Un poco sostenuto—Allegro
#109219 - 21.33MB, 16 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 1576x

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 II. Andante sostenuto
III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso

#109220 - 14.44MB, 11 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 567x

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 IV. Adagio—Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
#109221 - 25.94MB, 20 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 931x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/14)

TN-JBrahms Symphony No.1, Op.68 arr4hands ms.jpg
Arranger:

[Composer]

Publisher Info.:

Composer's manuscript (holograph), June, 1877.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Original scans: 400dpi, color tif files approximately 4300 by 3350 pixels.

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 Complete Score
#34540 - 5.70MB, 73 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V/V/V - 3385x

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Morel (2009/7/10)

SIBLEY1802.7199.19789.fcee-39087011324516lighter.pdf
Arranger:

[Composer]

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1893. Plate 10739.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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 Complete Score
#07831 - 5.36MB, 70 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1625x

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Hobbypianist (2007/6/14)

Brahms Symphony No.1 op.68 4hands.pdf
Arranger:

[Composer]

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1900). Plate 8900.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#163725 - 6.48MB, 71 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 801x

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Arranger:

[Composer]

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d.. Plate 8900.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Piano solo (Singer)

 Complete Score
#12057 - 3.30MB, 43 (#3-43) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V/V/V - 8296x

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Peter (2007/8/18)

Brahms-Singer - Symphony No.1.pdf
Arranger:

Otto Singer II (1863-1931)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.3934, n.d. Plate 10441
from Symphonien für Klavier zu 2 Händen.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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Free Recordings

  • Columbia University Orchestra
I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
IV. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio

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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.1
Alternative Title Sinfonie Nr.1
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.68
Key C minor
Movements/Sections 4 movements
I. Un poco sostenuto—Allegro (C minor)
II. Andante sostenuto (E major)
III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso (A major)
IV. Adagio—Allegro non troppo, ma con brio (C major)
Year/Date of Composition 1862–76
Composed for orchestra between 1862 and 1876.
First Performance 1876-11-4 in Karlsruhe, Museum.
Orchestra, Otto Dessoff (conductor)
First Publication 1877 (October) – Berlin: N. Simrock
  • Full score – Plate 7957, 101 pages
  • Parts – Plate 7958
  • Piano 4 hands (arr. Brahms) – Plate 7959
Average Duration 45 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (2 in C, 2 in E), 2 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
KDH Listening Guide
Symphony No.1 - scores at Sheet Music Plus


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