Schubert : Symphony No.5 1st movement (Arranged for Brass quintet)
Product Code : Schubert_01
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major (D. 485), was written mainly in September 1816 and completed on October 3, 1816. It was finished six months after the completion of his previous symphony. Schubert composition style is often said to resemble that of Mozart. Schubert was infatuated with Mozart at the time he composed his 5th Symphony, and he wrote in his diary at the time of the composition, "O Mozart! immortal Mozart! what countless impressions of a brighter, better life hast thou stamped upon our souls!" The instrumentation in his first version of the Symphony, matched that (in particular with no use of clarinets) of Mozart's 40th symphony. Although not as famous as Mozartâ€™s 40th Symphony, this work is still highly popular and regularly performed to this day, and we find it again totally odd that this hasnâ€™t been made available until now for a brass chamber group. We would class this technically as difficult although not as difficult as our arrangement of Mozartâ€™s 40th symphony 1st movement.
In most cases, this is the arrangment being played back using the Sibelius video export facility, but in some cases this is an actual performance by groups commissioned by Undiscovered Brass to actually perform the arrangment.
Symphony No.5 1st movement (Arranged for Brass quintet)