Double Reed Ensemble
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Title: Symphony No. 9, 4th mov. (excerpts)
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes
Instrumentation: 4 Oboes, 2 Eng. Horns, 4 Bassoons, 2 Contras
Publisher: KOR Publications
Score & all parts: €35 (PDF-file will be sent by email)
Info: This arrangement of the 4th movement from Beethoven's 9th Symphony for a large double reed ensemble, includes the following sections from the original full version:
Bar 1 (”Presto”) until bar 215. Then it cuts directly to the March ”Allegro assai vivace”, where the 100 first bars of the March are included. Then there is another cut to the end section ”Poco Allegro, stringendo il tempo, sempre più allegro”, just before the final ”Prestissimo”. The whole ending is included.
Ideally this arrangement is performed by a very large double reed ensemble. The smallest size recommended: 4 performers on each oboe part, 2 performers on each English horn part, 4 performers on each bassoon part, and 2 performers on each contrabassoon part.
While arranging this arrangement Kristian’s aim was to make an arrangement that could include young players, students, armatures, professionals, and professors. After all: “Alle Menschen werden Brüder.” More info about how the parts are made accordingly can be read in the Preface of the arrangement, after purchase.
Recording of the premiere:
(In the ensemble there were kids, Professors, and everything in between. To quote Friedrich Schiller: "Alle Menschen werden Brüder"!)