Trio for Viola, Heckelphone and Piano, Op.47 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Scores and Parts

 Complete score and parts (CA)
#302586 - 3.38MB, 51 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/25/34

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Daphnis (2013/11/10)

 Complete score (=Piano) (CA)
#325005 - 9.00MB, 30 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/25/34

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Sallen112 (2014/5/13)

 Heckelphone (Tenor Saxophone in C) (CA)
#325002 - 1.91MB, 7 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/25/34

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 Tenor Saxophone in B (alternate to Heckelphone) (CA)
#325003 - 2.08MB, 7 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/25/34

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Sallen112 (2014/5/13)

 Viola (CA)
#325004 - 2.07MB, 7 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/25/34

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Sallen112 (2014/5/13)


First edition

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, No.3148, 1929. Plate 32468.


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Smaller download sizes (325002-325005), same as "complete scores and parts" from Daphnis upload (302586).


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Stefania Redaelli (piano); Carlo Feige (viola); Francesco Pomarico (heckelphone) (13:17) Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Trio for Viola, Heckelphone, and Piano
Alternative Title
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.47
Movements/Sections 2 movements (7 sections):
  1. Solo. Sehr lebhaft, stürmisch -
  2. Arioso. Sehr langsam
  3. Duett. Lebhaft
  4. (Potpourri). Schnelle Halbe -
  5. Lebhaft. Ganze Takte -
  6. Schnelle Halbe -
  7. Prestissimo
Year/Date of Composition 1928
First Performance 1928-03-15, Wiesbaden
Paul Hindemith, viola ; Theodor Dieckmann, heckelphone ; Emma Lübbecke-Job, piano
First Publication 1929 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1957 (R198654)

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, 2025.

Average Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Viola, heckelphone, and piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide
Essay by Bret Pimentel on the Trio
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