Symphony No.4, Op.86 (Spohr, Louis)



Sheet Music

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Tobias Haslinger, n.d.[1834]. Plate T.H. 6534.
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.200dpi, color jpg files approx. 2110 by 2820 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Piano 4 hands (Czerny)

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Arranger Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Tobias Haslinger, n.d.[1835]. Plate T.H. 6769.
Reprinted Berlin: Schlesinger, n.d.
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For Piano 4 hands (Schultze)

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Arranger Max Schultze (1825-1874)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No.1920, n.d.[1890].
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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For Piano solo

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Publisher. Info. Repertoire des morceaux d’ensemble éxécutés par la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. 43e livraison.
Paris: Schonenberger, n.d.(1846?).
Misc. Notes Possibly published to go with the Feb. 8 1846 concert (or a similar later one?) of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire - see this link and the title page of the scan.
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II. Andantino

For Organ (Best)

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Arranger William Thomas Best (1826-1897)
Publisher. Info. Arrangements from the Scores of the Great Masters, Vol.1 (pp.192-198)
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. Plate 2229.
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III. Tempo di Marcia

For Simplified Piano (Helmsmüller)

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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.4
Alternative. Title Die Weihe der Töne, characterisches Tongemälde in Forme einer Symphonie . "The Power of Sound"/"The Consecration of Sound" (titles in England)
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.86
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 123
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Largo — Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Tempo di Marcia
IV. Larghetto — Allegretto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1832, July to October
First Performance. 1832-11-04 — Kassel
First Publication. 1834 – Vienna: Tobias Haslinger
Average DurationAvg. Duration 38 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes/piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones + timpani, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, snare drum + strings
External Links RISM 453001680 (1838/1846 autograph? copy? for Karlsruhe, now in Göttingen museum)

Misc. Comments

Composition begun in July 1832, though some thoughts preceded this awhile earlier. See e.g. Brown's "Louis Spohr: A Critical Biography", p.216. Premiere was in 1832, not 1835 (see Brown, p.222. My mistake, I think; Brown also says it was given in England for the first time in 1835- which I recall misreading.)

Symphonies by Louis Spohr