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Serenade in Eb Major, K375 (study score) - WW8 or WW6

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Publisher: Barenreiter (Germany)

Edition: 58033


Serenade in Eb Major, K375
for two oboes, two clarinets, two horns, and two bassoons OR two clarinet, two horns, and two bassoons
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) - Austrian composer
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Menuetto & Trio
III. Adagio
IV. Menuetto & Trio
V. Finale- Allegro
Edited by Daniel Leeson and Neal Zaslaw. The Serenade in Eb Major K375, exists in two versions; one for two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons, and another for the same forces plus two oboes, forming an octet. From Mozart himself we know a fair amount about the occasion that led to the first, six-instrument version of this work and about its early performances. Written for the sister-in-law of the court painter Hickl, it probably originated toward the end of September or the beginning of October in 1781 and was first performed on 15 October, the name-day of St. Theresa.

The octet version probably arose in the summer of the following year. It is far more than a mechanical expansion of the sextet with the oboes merely reinforcing the clarinets colla parte. Not only did Mozart take advantage of the occasion to make changes in the articulation and the dynamics, he also altered the work’s melodic substance and formal design. The two additional high-register instruments allowed him to achieve more subtle distinctions and gradations of timbre, thereby enabling him, for example, to vary the timbral homogeneity of the two clarinets. The opportunity arose to divide melodic phrases among the clarinets and oboes or to make them more brilliant and incisive by doubling them at the unison or octave.

Duration: 25:00
This study score contains both versions of Mozart's Serenade in Eb Major K375: the version for Harmoniemusik Ensemble: 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, and 2 bassoons, as well as the version for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, and 2 bassoons.
This title is the score only. To order the part sets, please click on the following links:
For the WW8 Version: http://www.trevcomusic.com/products/bar-5333-mozart-serenade-11-eb-k375-pts-ww8
For the WW6 Version: http://www.trevcomusic.com/products/bar-5334-mozart-serenade-eb-k375-2cl-2bsn-2hn