Beethoven Symphony 7, Mvt 2, Allegretto for Low Brass Using CMB
Beethoven completed the Symphony 7 in 1812. The second movement, Allegretto ("little slowly"), is a rather haunting work, much like a ghostly march with repeated long long - short short rhythem patterns. Franz Liszt transcribed the orchestral work for piano. Here, I have taken the Liszt transcription and re-transcribed it for a low brass choir consisting of two ensembles, each consisting of Euphonium, Euphonium, Tuba, Tuba. The implementation was realized using Finale 2006 and the CMB library. The results is a very realistic low brass ensemble.
Re: Beethoven Symphony 7, Mvt 2, Allegretto for Low Brass Using CMB
Originally Posted by rolifer
I doubt if the master (Beethoven) ever envisioned this as a piece for the low Brass, but it works surprisingly well.
I bet it would have surprised him in this case. The piano transcription is very straightforward and was easy to break apart. The tricky part was getting everything moved into the correct range. Glad that you enjoyed it.
I was surprised to find the transcription in the first place. However, LIszt has transcribed all 9 of Beethoven's symphonies. And they may be worth exploring further. I will present the transcription to the Eastman Tuba Mirum and I bet I will have a live performance this next school year. More to follow.