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

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Performer Pages Czech National Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Publisher Info. Palo Alto: Musopen, 2012.
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Irishmaestro (2014/7/28)

Publisher. Info. Autograph manuscript, dated 20th January 1842
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Misc. Notes Volume 36 of the Mendelssohn Nachlass; formerly in the Prussian State Library, and now in the Biblioteka Jagiellońska.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1842]. Plate 6823.
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Kcleung (2008/12/5)

Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 1
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877. Plate M.B. 3.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). - #25173
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Publisher. Info. Hamburg: August Cranz, No.2059, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate C. 45015.
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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 4901.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Violin, Cello and Piano 4-hands (Rauch)

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Arranger Johannes N. Rauch (19th cent.)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: H. Litolff, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate 10676.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1860). Plate 9466.
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Arranger Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 7198.
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For Piano 4 hands (Composer)

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Publisher. Info. Composer's autograph manuscript (holograph), n.d. [1842].
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Arranger Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(1870). Plate 6042.
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For Piano solo

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Arranger Louis Winkler?
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: H. Litolff's Verlag, n.d. No.7536.
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Selections

For Piano Trio (Vilbac, Schulz, Plock)

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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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For Piano 4 hands (Vilbac)

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Arranger Renaud de Vilbac (1829-1884)
Publisher. Info. L'école concertante. 4ème série:
Fragments et morceaux divers de F. Mendelssohn
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Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1877]. Plates H. 6324 and 6326.
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II. Scherzo

For Piano solo (Hoffman)

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Arranger Richard Hoffman (1831–1909)
Publisher. Info. New York: Martens Brothers, 1880. Plate 192.
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III. Adagio cantabile

For Harmonium and Piano (Vilbac)
See: L'Harmonium-Concertant (No.15)
For Harmonium (Guilmant)
See: Harmonium Transcriptions (No.5)
For Piano solo (Planté)

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Arranger Francis Planté (1839–1934)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, 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 NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.56 ; MWV N 18
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 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 CompositionY/D of Comp. 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 DurationAvg. Duration 36 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
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
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Symphony No.3 - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

Symphonies by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
 Early Sinfonias for strings  Early Sinfonias for strings  Symphonies for full orchestra