Symphony No.7, GP 344 (Bax, Arnold)

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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
London: Chappell, n.d.[1973]. Plate 1-49211.
Misc. Notes Facsimile of copyist manuscript. Whence the date 1973 for publication? Worldcat says 1972, if anything; but possibly the 1943 first Chappell publication?
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.7
Alternative. Title
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GP 344
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 67
Key A-flat minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Allegro ( = 100)
II. Lento ( = 76) - In Legendary Mood: PiĆ¹ mosso ( = 60) - Tempo I
III. Theme and Variations: Allegro ( = 110) - Andante - Vivace - Epilogue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1939
First Performance. 1939/06/10 at the New York World's Fair
New York Philharmonic, Adrian Boult (conductor)
First Publication. 1943
Average DurationAvg. Duration 45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn
3 clarinets (B), bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, bass drum, tenor drum, snare drum
tambourine, cymbals, gong, triangle, glockenspiel
harp, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Baxworks site

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A-flat minor by observation. (4 flats vs. 7 flats means nothing when constantly contradicted in the first movement by C-flats etc. in the main theme and even its final chord.) The score does not say more than A-flat, if anything. Edinburgh Library has published in 1943.