Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

Concertante pour Clarinette, Cor et Basson [in B-flat major; arrangement for wind orchestra]

opus 3

1. Allegro
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Allegro non tanto

  • Year of composition: 1808
  • Work category: Solo for several wind instruments and orchestra
  • Dedication: dédiée à Monsieur le Baron Gustave d'Akerhjelm Colonel et Chevalier de l'ordre de l'Épée
  • First performed: The original setting for symphony orchestra: 2nd april, 1808, Stockholm, the composer, clarinet, Johann Michael Hirschfeld, French horn, Johan Conrad Preymayr, bassoon
  • Arrangement/revision: This arrangement for wind orchestra was probably made by Crusell himself, not later than 1829. The original is written for symphony orchestra.
  • Duration: 27 min

Instrumentation

1.0.5**.2 / 4.2.3.0 / Royal Kent bugle, serpent (or bsn III) / 1-2 perc
(2 E-flat clar)

Examples of printed editions

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The work is included in the sheet music collection of the First Life Grenadier Regiment (Sweden)

Literature

Dahlström, Fabian: Bernhard Henrik Crusell, pp. 144-154 (Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland, Ekenäs, 1976)

Description of work

1. Allegro B-flat major 4/4 (C)
2. Andante sostenuto E-flat major 3/4
3. Allegro non tanto, B-flat major 2/4, Andantino, Più vivo, Più stretto, Tempo 1