Symphony in B-flat major (Hindemith, Paul)

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 Complete Score (CA)
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 I. Moderately fast, with vigor (CA)
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 II. Andantino grazioso (CA)
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 III. Fugue: Rather broad (CA)
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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/Sections 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 Composition 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 Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time 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
Wikipedia article

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
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