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    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.

    www.garybricault.com/mp3/BeethovenSym7AllegrettoLowBrass.mp3

    Gary

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    Re: Beethoven Symphony 7, Mvt 2, Allegretto for Low Brass Using CMB

    Gary

    I doubt if the master (Beethoven) ever envisioned this as a piece for the low Brass, but it works surprisingly well.

    Well done

    Ron

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    Re: Beethoven Symphony 7, Mvt 2, Allegretto for Low Brass Using CMB

    A transcription of a piano transcription transcribed for low brass?
    That's got to be a first, Gary... lol!

    Seriously, this works surprisingly well in the low brass -- again,
    my friend, something were it suggested to me, I would have
    dismissed as unlikely.

    Excellent job on this... most certainly, this will be impressive
    in live performance!

    My best,



    David
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    Re: Beethoven Symphony 7, Mvt 2, Allegretto for Low Brass Using CMB

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    Gary

    I doubt if the master (Beethoven) ever envisioned this as a piece for the low Brass, but it works surprisingly well.

    Well done

    Ron
    Ron,

    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.

    Gary

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    Re: Beethoven Symphony 7, Mvt 2, Allegretto for Low Brass Using CMB

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    A transcription of a piano transcription transcribed for low brass?
    That's got to be a first, Gary... lol!

    Seriously, this works surprisingly well in the low brass -- again,
    my friend, something were it suggested to me, I would have
    dismissed as unlikely.

    Excellent job on this... most certainly, this will be impressive
    in live performance!

    My best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    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.

    Gary

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