The 'Finale'(movement IV) to Brahms' Symphony No. 3, in
an Allegro tempo, grows quietly but energetically, from
deep rumblings into effervescence. Then comes the
quintessential Brahms Rondo, a typical symphonic finale
form that presents several themes quickly, then switches
back and forth among them. The Finale follows these
developments and variations stridently, with hints of
Gypsy music that filled Vienna in Brahms' day, and with
brilliant moments of exuberance darkened by sobriety.
Although we have become accustomed to the powerful
endings found in most Brahms' symphonies, the close of
this one returns to its spiritual aura.
This arrangement for clarinet choir by William Wright is
scored for E-flat soprano clarinet, B-flat clarinets 1-3,
Alto Clarinet (or Basset Horn), Bass Clarinet, Contra
Alto Clarinet or Contrabass Clarinet, and String Bass.
The set includes a full score, 2 stands for B-flat
Clarinets 1-3, and 1 stand for each of the other parts.
If extra parts are needed, contact Jeanne, Inc.
Duration: approximately 8.5 minutes.
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