Aus Thüringen, WoO.45 (Raff, Joachim)




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5 more: I. Salus Intrantibus (with black and white cover page) • II. Elizabeth's Hymn • III. Round-Dance of the Gnomes and Sylphs • IV. Variations on a Folk Song • V. Country Festival

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Ries & Erler, 1893. Plate R. 5162 E.
Misc. Notes Original scans: Color cover page is 300dpi losslessly-compressed color tif file; Score pages are 600dpi, losslessly-compressed black and white tif files approximately 6100 by 7600 pixels. De-skewed, centered, and set uniform margins.
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General Information

Work Title Aus Thüringen
Alternative. Title Thüringer Suite
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO.45
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJR 8
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
I. Salus Intrantibus (Greetings to those who enter). Allegro
II. Elizabeth's Hymn. Larghetto
III. Round-Dance of the Gnomes and Sylphs. Vivace
IV. Variations on a Folk Song
V. Country Festival. Larghetto - Allegro, quasi Marcia giojosa
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1877
First Performance. 1878-03-27 — Sondershausen, Ducal Court Theatre: Max Erdmannsdörfer (conductor)
First Publication. 1893 – Berlin: Ries & Erler
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, snare drum, triangle, strings
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Misc. Comments

Raff's original title was Thüringer Suite: Suite No.3. The work was published after his death as Aus Thüringen: Suite für grosses Orchester. The published version reversed the order of the third and fourth movements. Publication first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1893), p.374. ( - Cypressdome)

Essay linked to has more complete discussion re especially background and composition history, uncertainty regarding exact year of composition, and some other matters of interest. Notwithstanding the posthumous publication this was a particularly popular work, initially, which pair of facts itself leads to questions!- Schissel