Passacaglia, Op.1 (Webern, Anton)

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Performer Pages Hermann Scherchen (conductor)
Performers Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Publisher Info. West German Broadcasting Cologne, 1958
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Misc. Notes Recorded 1958 june 26.
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Performers Orchestra selected from Hollywood Film Studios
Robert Craft
Publisher Info. Columbia, LP Philips A 01337, 1954
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Misc. Notes Recorded 1954 February 24.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1922. Plate U.E. 7095.
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Publisher. Info. Kiev: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1975?).
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Misc. Notes Page 26 is missing (Current page 26 is a duplicate of 25).
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13 more: Oboe 1, 2, English Horn • Clarinet 1, 2, Bass Clarinet (B♭) • Bassoon 1, 2, Contrabassoon • Horn 1, 2, 3, 4 (F) • Trumpet 1, 2, 3 (B♭) • Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba • Timpani, Triangle/Bass Drum/Cymbals/Tam-Tam • Harp • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1922.
Reprinted Boca Raton: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1998).
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Misc. Notes These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

Page 3 of Horn 1 part is damaged.

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General Information

Work Title Passacaglia für Orchester
Alternative. Title
Composer Webern, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAW 28
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Performance. 1908-11-04 in Vienna (private concert of the Tonkünstlerverein)
1922-06-05 in Düsseldorf, Workers' Symphony Concerts (possibly earlier)
Workers' Symphony Orchestra, conducted by composer
First Publication. 1922
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets (B)
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba
Timpani, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, harp, strings
Primary Sources Morgan Library Holograph (? possibly publisher's copy; also, not signed)
Moldenhauer Archives Manuscript (first four pages digitized only) (Library of Congress)
External Links Wikipedia article
Passacaglia -  Scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

The Moldenhauer and Morgan manuscripts are definitely not the same (simple example at the beginning: the former fills in the rests in the double bass line, the latter just omits the tacet double bass line (in the first system) entirely. The Morgan Library manuscript seems to be a manuscript copy made for publication in 1922 (and has a copyright on it), whereas the Moldenhauer manuscript, while firmer and cleaner in places (in the 4 pages available online) also seems to have more crossouts like a first-stage holograph would. Also, the Morgan copy is not signed - the appearances of Webern's name are not clearly in his hand- so is not clearly a holograph by definition.