Overture-Sketches in E major (Hiller, Ferdinand)

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Schissel (2013/1/11)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1826–1827.
Misc. Notes RISM 464000494
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Work Title Overture-Sketches in E major
Alternative. Title Ouverture à grand orchestre, Weimar, Janvier 1827.
Composer Hiller, Ferdinand
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFH 36
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Adagio - Allegro vivace)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1826 December - 1827 January
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Flutes, oboes, clarinets in C, bassoons, horns in E, natural trumpets in E, bass trombones, timpani, strings

Misc. Comments

several sections either deliberately and daringly (opinion, admittedly) unharmonized melody (without obviously being recitative?...), or would need filling-out by an editor before performance. Sketches, which are in a collection of "17 musikstücke" at the Berlin State Library, seem to be more or less "in one line" done from beginning to end but not fully orchestrated, that is... - Schissel

(Note: Neither the overture nor the 17 musikstücke collection seems to have been published, though if there is a sufficiently complete Hiller complete edition in progress (or completed?) then I am mistaken on this point.) (Thought there was a template for (apparently) "Unfinished Work" (as opposed to Incomplete score/parts of complete work) but apparently not...)