Symphonia Serena (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.4432, 1947. Plate 37647.
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Work Title Symphonia Serena
Alternative. Title Symphonia Serena for Orchestra
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 148
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
1. Moderately Fast ( = 76)
2. Geschwindmarsch by Beethoven: Paraphrase (Wind instruments only)
Rather fast ( = 112)
3. Colloquy: String Orchestra in Two Sections
Quiet ( = 84) - Fast ( = 120) - Scherzando ( = 84) - Fast ( = 120)
4. Finale: Gay ( = 76)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1946 November-December, New Haven
First Performance. 1947-Feburary 1st and 2nd, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)
First Publication. 1947
Dedication Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A)
bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 2 trombones, tuba
2 timpani, percussion (3 players), celesta, strings (one violin and one viola backstage)
bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal,
triangle, tambourine, wood blocks, glockenspiel
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article (French)
Wikipedia article (English)

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The second movement, Geschwindmarsch von Beethoven for winds, is available separately as ED 6845 AP.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide