Symphony No.1 (Gounod, Charles)

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Colombier, n.d.[1855]. Plate C. 1874.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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11 more: Oboe 1/2 • Clarinet 1/2 (A/B♭) • Bassoon 1/2 • Horn 1/2 (D/F) • Trumpet 1/2 (D/C) • Timpani • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Colombier, n.d.[1855]. Plate C. 1875. (winds, brass, timpani)
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Work Title 1re Symphonie en ré majeur
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Composer Gounod, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CG 527
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICG 177
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro molto (D major, 345 bars)
II. Allegretto moderato (D minor, 175 bars)
III. Scherzo. Non troppo presto (F major, 200 bars)
IV. Finale. Adagio – Allegro vivace (D major, 392 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1853-54
First Performance. 1855-03-04 in Paris, Société des Jeunes Artistes*
Orchestra, Georges Paseldoup (conductor)
First Publication. 1855 – Paris: Colombier, plates C. 1874-1876 (score, parts, piano duet)
Copyright Information Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 
(44th Year, No.35, 1 September 1855, p.639 no.806).
Dedication à la Société des Jeunes Artistes
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25-28 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
InstrDetail 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
Discography All Music Guide
Extra Information *First complete performance. Movements II, III were premiered at the Salle Hertz by Paseldoup on February 4, 1855. This work was probably the model for the Bizet: Symphony in C major. Bizet arranged this work for piano duet shortly before starting work on his own first symphony.