Symphony No.4, Op.31 (Stanford, Charles Villiers)



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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 hands (Wood)

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Aldona Jones (2008/10/15)

Arranger Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1888-1891?). Plate 7876.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.4
Alternative. Title
Composer Stanford, Charles Villiers
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 98
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro vivace e giojoso
  2. Intermezzo
  3. Andante molto moderato
  4. Finale. Allegro non troppo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1888 June-July
First Performance. 1889 January 14
  • Berlin, with the composer conducting the Philharmonie
First Publication. 1888-91 ca.?
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40-45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, harp, strings)
Authorities VIAF (work)
VIAF (arrangement)
External Links Preface by Phillip Brookes, 2005
Kalmus detail
Wikipedia article (Japanese)

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Motto: "Through youth to strife, Through Death to Life."
Full score and parts were republished by Kalmus ca. the 1990s (score: edition A 3390, 189 pp.)

Performed in 1889 January in Berlin; this may have been its premiere ("A fourth symphony was brought out for the first time in Berlin in 1889,...") - this agrees with Brookes, 2005 as well.

According to Brookes, the full score was brought out along with the reduced score. (Indeed, the British Library has the 1891 full score.)