Mozart: Symphony No 40 K550 Mvt.1 Allegro - wind dectet
One of Mozart’s well loved symphonies: No.40 in G minor K.550 is here arranged for a wind dectet (10 players) made up of a double wind quintet. (2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Cl, 2 Hn, 2 Bsn).
The 2 horn parts are mostly Mozart’s with a couple of additions of mine.They are written for natural horns in Bb alto and G.
I have attempted to allocate the string parts equally round the other 8 wind players, the difficulty being, leaving somewhere for them to to breath!
I have not transcribed the alto string part exactly, but have rearranged some of it as an arpeggio, making it easier for the wind player.
It is still a longish blow (over 7 minutes without the repeat) but still fun to play.
Hope you enjoy it.
Score and 2 of Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn in F,
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