Symphony No.3, Op.56 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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 I. Introduction. Andante con moto – Allegro un poco agitato
#246981 - 32.47MB - 14:05 -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - - !N/!N/!N - 3027x

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 II. Scherzo. Vivace non troppo
#246982 - 10.27MB - 4:24 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 1820x

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 III. Adagio cantabile
#246983 - 22.02MB - 9:32 -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1322x

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Cypressdome (2012/8/17)

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Performer Pages:

Czech National Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)

Publisher Info.:

Palo Alto: Musopen, 2012.

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 I. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
#13099 - 7.82MB, 85 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - V/V/V - 10604x

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 II. Vivace non troppo
#13100 - 3.90MB, 43 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 5077x

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 III. Adagio
#13101 - 3.06MB, 33 pp. -  5.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 3745x

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 IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
#13102 - 7.63MB, 83 pp. -  1.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 3902x

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Horndude77 (2007/9/1)

Mendelssohn-Symphony No.3 I.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1842]. Plate 6823.

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 Complete Score
#104219 - 18.29MB, 78 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12) - V/V/V - 8064x

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Hobbypianist (2011/6/4)

 Complete Score
#25173 - 9.41MB, 78 pp. -  3.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 6037x

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Kcleung (2008/12/5)

PMLP18973-Mendelssohn op.056 Sinfonie Nr.3 MGA fs.pdf
Editor:

Julius Rietz (1812–1877)

Publisher Info.:

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 1
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877. Plate M.B. 3.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933). - #25173

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#25173 - Bar numbers added by Kalmus. Original copy has been written on extensively.

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 Complete Score
#114638 - 11.07MB, 136 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 2831x

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Carolus (2011/8/23)

SIBLEY1802.15672.73fa-39087009408107score.pdf
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Hamburg: August Cranz, No.2059, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate C. 45015.

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Parts

 Flute 1, 2
#35392 - 1.54MB, 10, 8 pp. -  4.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 3947x

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 Oboe 1, 2
#35393 - 1.35MB, 8, 7 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 5284x

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Horndude77 (2009/7/24)

 Clarinet 1, 2 (A, B)
#35394 - 1.66MB, 9, 8 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 6693x

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Horndude77 (2009/7/24)

 Bassoon 1, 2
#35395 - 1.53MB, 10, 8 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 3172x

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 Horn 1, 2 (C, A), 3, 4 (E, F, D)
#35396 - 2.25MB, 7, 7, 7, 6 pp. -  4.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 8217x

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 Trumpet 1, 2 (D, C)
#35397 - 0.80MB, 5, 5 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 3097x

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 Timpani
#35398 - 0.40MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 1976x

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Horndude77 (2009/7/24)

 Violin I
#20818 - 5.39MB, 14 pp. -  7.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - V/V/V - 7188x

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 Violin II
#20819 - 4.86MB, 14 pp. -  8.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 4081x

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 Viola
#35399 - 1.26MB, 14 pp. -  8.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 3833x

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 Cello / Bass
#26266 - 1.33MB, 14 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 6371x

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Generoso (2009/1/5)

PMLP18973-Mendelssohn-Sym3.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Julius Rietz (1812–1877)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 4901.

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

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Violin, Cello and Piano 4 hands (Rauch)

 Color Cover
#33222 - 2.84MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 238x

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 Piano Score
#33223 - 3.65MB, 70 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 622x

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 Parts
#33224 - 1.40MB, 32 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 422x

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Mattheson78 (2009/6/21)

SIBLEY1802.3922.9469.d5be-39087009060957colorcover.pdf
Arranger:

J. N. Rauch (19th cent.)

Publisher Info.:

Braunschweig: H. Litolff, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate 10676.

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For 2 Pianos 8 hands

 Piano 1
#60462 - 3.51MB, 53 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 334x

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 Piano 2
#60463 - 3.16MB, 53 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 208x

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 Color cover
#60464 - 1.35MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 136x

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Morel (2010/4/1)

SIBLEY1802.10100.d477-39087012932325piano 1.pdf
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1860). Plate 9466.

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For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Kirchner)

 Piano 1
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 Piano 2
#162699 - 3.65MB, 47 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 113x

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 Color cover
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Morel (2011/12/9)

SIBLEY1802.17685.3ffb-39087012932333piano1.pdf
Arranger:

Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)

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Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 7198.

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For Piano 4 hands (Rietz)

 Complete Score
#07824 - 3.58MB, 55 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 973x

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Hobbypianist (2007/6/14)

Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 op.56 4hands.pdf
Arranger:

Julius Rietz (1812–1877)

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Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(1870). Plate 6042.

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For Piano solo

 Complete Score
#07822 - 2.73MB, 37 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2751x

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Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 op.56 2hands.pdf
Arranger:

Louis Winkler?

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Braunschweig: H. Litolff's Verlag, n.d. No.7536.

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Selections

For Piano Trio (Vilbac, Schulz, Plock)

 Piano Score
#47742 - 0.93MB, 18 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 440x

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 Violin Part
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 Cello Part
#47744 - 0.22MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 207x

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Generoso (2009/11/30)

PMLP18973-Mendelssohn - Piano Trio Sym3 Adagio e Scherzo piano.pdf
Arranger:

Renaud de Vilbac (1829–1884)
August Schulz (1837-1909)
Heinrich Plock (1829-1891)

Publisher Info.:

Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No.891, n.d. (ca.1870). Plate 10748.

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Adagio and Scherzo: In reversed order?

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For Piano 4 hands (Vilbac)

 II. Scherzo
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 III. Adagio cantabile
#331922 - 1.64MB, 13 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 12x

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Massenetique (2014/6/30)

PMLP18973-Mendelssohn-Vilbac - SymphNo3 Mvmt2 - ARRpf4h-bdh.pdf
Arranger:

Renaud de Vilbac (1829-1884)

Publisher Info.:

L'école concertante. 4ème série:
Fragments et morceaux divers de F. Mendelssohn
(Nos.45/47)
Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1877]. Plates H. 6324 and 6326.

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II. Scherzo

For Piano solo (Hoffman)

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#175899 - 1.74MB, 8 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 459x

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Schissel (2012/2/4)

PMLP18973-MendelssohnSym3ScherzoarrHoffman.pdf
Arranger:

Richard Hoffman (1831–1909)

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New York: Martens Brothers, 1880. Plate 192.

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III. Adagio cantabile

For Harmonium (Guilmant)
See: Harmonium Transcriptions (Guilmant, Alexandre)
For Piano solo (Planté)

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Cypressdome (2013/7/17)

PMLP18973-FMendelssohn Symphony No.3 Adagio Plante pianosolo.pdf
Arranger:

Francis Planté (1839–1934)

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Paris: Heugel & Fils, n.d.[1878]. Plate H. 6397.

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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.3
Alternative Title Sinfonie Nr.3 in a-Moll "Schottische"
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.56 ; MWV N 18
Key A minor
Movements/Sections 4 movements (normally performed without pause)
I. Introduction. Andante con moto – Allegro un poco agitato – Assai animato – Andante come I
II. Scherzo. Vivace non troppo
III. Adagio cantabile
IV. Finale guerriero. Allegro vivacissimo – Allegro maestoso assai
Year/Date of Composition 1841–42
First Performance 1842-03-03 in Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester; Felix Mendelssohn, conductor
First Publication 1842 – Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel
  • Score – Plate 6823
Dedication Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Average Duration 36 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (1,2 C/A; 3,4 E/F/D), 2 trumpets (D), timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Symphony No.3 - scores at Sheet Music Plus


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