Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique" (Adagio cantabile). Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Arranged by Christian A. Williams. Orchestra. Part(s); Score; String Orchestra. Belwin Concert String Orchestra. Form: Sonata; Transcription. Classical; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. Grade 4. 98 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33689).
One of Beethoven's most famous early works and sure to please any audience with its simple, warm, and rich melodies! The main theme is passed to every instrument with moving accompaniments and strong harmonies. Optional divided parts in the first violins provide challenging material while maintaining the integrity of the original in the lower part. The key has been changed from E-flat major to B-flat major and includes accidentals for deeper study.