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Beethoven (as adapted Seiss): Contre-Tanze (Country Dance) No.1 - wind quintet

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Woodwind Quintet, Horn in F, Horn in C basso, natural horn - Intermediate
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Arranged by Ray Thompson. Classical Period, Anniversary, Birthday, Wedding, Graduation. Score, Set of Parts. 8 pages. Published by RayThompsonMusic (S0.186883).

Item Number: S0.186883

Contre-Tanze (Country Dance) No.1 (adapted Seiss)

Beethoven wrote 12 Country Dances WoO14 for orchestra .

They are all quite short: some have trios.

They are probably better known as  a set of 3 piano pieces called  Contre-Tanzes  which are noted "frei bearbeitet von Isidor Wilhelm Seiss" (freely adapted by  Isidor Wilhelm Seiss)

 Isidor Seiss (23 December 1840 – 25 September 1905) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, piano pedagogue and philanthropist.

They have a "romantic feel" to them.

Each one of Seiss's 3 country dances are made up of extracts (or the complete dance) from 3 of Beethoven's. In some cases he uses only the trio, other times he uses the first 8 bars. Extracts are also transposed when needed to fit the home key of the piece.

My arrangement is based on the  musical layout of Seiss's Dance Number 1 which utilises Beethoven's as follows: No. 1, No.3 and No.11, followed by a reprise of Nos. 1 & 3

Seiss freely adapts Beethoven's melodies and chordal structure.

 I have used Beethoven's original orchestration as a guide to give a more authentic  classical sound.

The horn part is for a natural horn in C basso. (Horn in F is provided as well.)

It should be performed with repeats, with no repeats on the D.C.

I have ignored the coda from Seiss's arrangement.

Hope you enjoy it.

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