Symphony No.4, Op.31 (Abert, Johann Joseph)

Sheet Music

Full Scores

PDF scanned by US-R
Schissel (2010/9/23)

PDF scanned by US-R
Schissel (2010/9/23)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, n.d.[1865]. Plate 18049.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Symphony No.4, Columbus, Musical Seascape in the Form of a Symphony
Alternative. Title
Composer Abert, Johann Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJA 4
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Empfindungen bei der Abfahrt (Allegro)
  2. Seemannstreiben (Scherzo)
  3. Abends, auf dem Meere (Adagio)
  4. Finale. Gute Zeichen Empörung, Sturm Land! (Allegro non troppo)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1865?
First Publication. 1865 – Mainz: Schott
Dedication Ihrer Königlichen Hoheit Der Frau Grossherzogin Louise von Baden ehrfurchtsvoll zugeeignet
Average DurationAvg. Duration 36 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (D/E, D/F), 2 trumpets (A), 3 trombones, ophicleide, timpani, strings

Navigation etc.

Recorded on Bayer Records BR 100 160 CD (1993, released 1995.)

While Sibley and the title page refer to the work as Columbus, a seascape in the form of a symphony (translating from the German), several sources refer to this work as his fourth symphony (whether Abert later referred to it so or it is so accounted posthumously in the canon, such as it is, of his works, I do not know.)