Symphony in B-flat major (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.4063, 1951. Plate 37955.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony in B-flat major
Alternative. Title Symphony in B-flat for Concert Band
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Movements
  1. Moderately fast, with vigor (Half note.png = 88-92)
  2. Andantino grazioso (Half note.png = 56)
  3. Fugue: Rather broad (Half note.png = 100)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1951 Feburary to March, New Haven
First Performance. 1951-04-05 in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Army Band, Paul Hindemith (conductor)
First Publication. 1951
Dedication *See Misc. Comments
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Concert Band
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, solo clarinet (B), 3 clarinets (B),
clarinet (E), alto clarinet (E), bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons
2 alto saxophone (E), tenor saxophone (B), baritone saxophone (E)
4 horns (F), solo cornet (B), 3 cornets (B), 2 trumpets (B)
3 trombones, baritone (B.C.), 2 basses (tubas)
timpani, percussion (3 players)
bass drum, snare drum, triangle, cymbals, tambourine, glockenspiel
External Links Hindemith Foundation
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Misc. Comments

No dedication on published score, but written for Capt. Hugh Curry and the U.S. Army band.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide