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Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 Mvt.III. Rondo Alla Turca arr. wind quintet, K331

  Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 Mvt.III. Rondo Alla Turca arr. wind quintet  
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Alternative title Turkish March
ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ray Thompson
PublisherRay Thompson
Genre Classical / Sonata
Instrumentation Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn
Scored forQuintet
Type of scoreFull score, Parts
Key A major
Movement(s) 3 to 3 from 3
Duration 4'45"
Difficulty Medium
Description One of Mozart’s well known pieces: The Alla Turca is in Rondo form and is the last movement of Piano Sonata no.11 K331. The movement is popularly known as the "Turkish March": it is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart’s best-known piano pieces; it was Mozart himself who titled the rondo "Alla Turca". It imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this Turkish style, including Mozart’s own opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In Mozart’s time, the last movement was sometimes performed on pianos built with a "Turkish stop", allowing it to be embellished with extra percussion effects. I have arranged it for wind quartet, using a natural horn in A and clarinet in A. Horn in F and Bb clarinet is also provided. I have have added additional voicings throughout.
Upload date 30 Dec 2014


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