Symphony in B-flat major, WAB 142 (Bruckner, Anton)




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Cypressdome (2016/6/23)

Publisher Info. Cypressdome, 2016.
Performers Synthesized recording (strings)
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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1869. (October 29)
Misc. Notes ca.300dpi color images. Source: Mus.Hs.6018.
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Editor First edition
August Göllerich (1859–1923)
Max Auer (1880–1962)
Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1869. (October 29)
Anton Bruckner: ein Lebens- und Schaffens-Bild, Band 4, Teil 1, after S.112
Regensburg: Gustav Bosse, 1936.
Misc. Notes ca.240dpi color images. This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. Facsimile of Mus.Hs.6018. Taken from the Bruckner Drucke: MUS-AB-70,4,1.
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Publisher. Info. Cypressdome, 2016.
Misc. Notes Deciphered the manuscript as best as I could but no doubt contains errors on my part.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony in B-flat major
Alternative. Title Symphonie in B
Composer Bruckner, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WAB 142
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 105
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (incomplete sketch of 68 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1869-10-29
First Publication. 1936 – Regensburg: Gustav Bosse
(Anton Bruckner: ein Lebens- und Schaffens-Bild: Band 4, Teil 1 — facsimile of manuscript)
Copyright Information Most likely public domain in the USA, despite publication date.
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Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 minutes 15 seconds
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
Primary Sources Complete sketch (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Mus.Hs.6018)
External Links Wikipedia article (Section) (Discography and Synthesized performance of sketch)

Navigation etc.

  • Bruckner's next attempt was a sketch of the first movement to a Symphony in B-flat major, but he did no further work on it afterwards.
Orchestral works by Anton Bruckner

There is a recording 'Bruckner Unknown' by Ricardo Luna on Preiser of a chamber arrangement of this 2-minute sketch, coupled with other (interesting) Bruckner miscellanea: discarded andante & scherzo from symphony No. 1, two discarded trios & sketches of the finale from symphony No. 9, as well as the premiere recording of the full setting of Christus factus est, WAB 10