Trauermusik (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3514, 1936. Plate 34686.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. Plate 3726.
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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.2515, 1936. Plate 34688.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Viola and Piano (Willms)

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Arranger Franz Willms (1883-1946) - not credited
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.2515, 1936. Plate 34688.
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General Information

Work Title Trauermusik
Alternative. Title Trauermusik für Streichorchester mit Solobratsche
Mourning-music
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
1. Langsam
2. Ruhig bewegt
3. Lebhaft
4. Choral "Für deinen Thron tret ich hiermit“ – Sehr langsam
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1936-01-21(20?), London
First Performance. 1936-01-22 in London, BBC Studio, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Composer (viola), Adrian Boult (conductor)
First Publication. 1936
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright on full score renewed 1963 (R323379)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2032.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola, string orchestra
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Written in a few hours in the afternoon of 20th January 1936, and first performed the same evening, to commemorate the death of King George V of England. The first original full score was copyrighted 1936 but was published in 1937.