Spielmusik, Op.43 No.1 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1452, 1927. Plate 31941.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Performance Guide is in German. (= Das neue Werk, Vol.3)
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General Information

Work Title Spielmusik
Alternative. Title Spielmusik für Streichorchester, Flöten und Oboen
for string orchestra, flutes and oboes
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.43 No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 137
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Mäßig bewegte Halbe/a tempo
II. Langsam schreitende Viertel/Immer ruhig/Beruhigen/
Wie anfangs/Ruhiger/Immer langsamer
III. Schnelle Halbe - Die Achtel, wie vorher die Viertel
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926 October-1927 January
First Performance. 1927-03-06 in Bieberstein, Schulorchester des Schulheims Bieberstein
Paul Hindmeith (solo viola), Hilmar Höckner (conductor)
First Publication. 1927
Librettist Hilmar Höckner (1891–1968) (for performance guide only)
Language German (for performance guide only)
Dedication Student orchestra of the Bieberstein boarding school
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 flutes, 2 oboes (1 also solo), strings (viola also solo)
Related Works Lieder für Singkreise, Op.43 No.2
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Navigation etc.

  • There was no collective title name originally (for "Op.43" only). The Lieder für Singkreise, Op.43 No.2 was written before the Spielmusik für Streicher, Flöten und Oboen, Op.43 No.1. Referred originially to as Op.42 in two of the composer's work lists, and corrected to Op.43 in one of the two.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
  • Paul Hindemith was the premiere viola soloist in the second movement solo.