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Beethoven: Drei Equale (Three Equali) (WoO 30) for trombone quartet arr. horn quartet

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Horn in F, Brass Quartet, Horn quartet, French Horn quartet - Digital Download
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Arranged by Ray Thompson. Classical Period, Christian, Sacred, Repertoire, Funeral. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by RayThompsonMusic (S0.57793).

Item Number: S0.57793

An equale or aequale (from Latin: voces aequales, equal voices or parts) is a musical idiom. It is a piece for equal voices or instruments.[1][2] In the 18th century the equale became established as a generic term for short, chordal pieces for trombone quartet. Old church music regulations from Linz show that such pieces were used at funeral services in Austria.A notable example is these three Equali originally written for four trombones ("Drei Equales", WoO 30).They were written for performance in Linz Cathedral on All Souls' Day (2 November), 1812. Two of them were later performed, with the addition by Ignaz von Seyfried of words from the Miserere, at Beethoven's own funeral in 1827. They were also played as instrumental pieces at the funeral of William Gladstone in Westminster Abbey in 1898Ideal for breath control and intonation.

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