Symphony No.8, Op.137 (Spohr, Louis)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Flute, 3 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello and Double Bass (Pappalardo)
Salvatore Pappalardo (1817–1884)
Manuscript, n.d.(between 1847(1854?) and 1860)?
1847 date of composition, 1854 date of publication of symphony arranged here. don't know if composer and arranger were acquainted, though! Not for "flute, strings and basso continuo" since the bass part is not a basso continuo part- none of the 6/4 numbers, etc.!... to build chords from, very specifically for double bass, not chitarrone etc. ...
|Work Title||Symphony No.8|
|Year/Date of Composition||1847 (August to October?)|
|First Performance||22 December 1847
|First Publication||1854 by Peters (full score, 148 pp., plate 3712)|
|Average Duration||33 minutes|
orchestration- beyond bits and pieces of what instruments are needed, don't have a complete list yet. Newberry Library has the original Peters score, and Ries & Erler in 2007 issued a new edition (ed. by Bart Hagels) of this work that has found its way into a number of libraries - the orchestration could no doubt be found by skimming either of those, or the Musikproduktion MPH reissue (which does not list the orchestration in its preface...) if someone has seen copies?
According to the notes to Hyperion's recording, a letter from Spohr to Moritz Hauptmann dated 9 November 1847 states that Spohr had just completed the symphony.