Best Symphonies Books

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1. Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

Author: by Carolyn Sloan
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Nov edition (October 27, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0761176473

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Please take your seat. The concert is about to begin! An ideal way to introduce children to the magic of musicdelightful, charming, wonderfully entertaining, beautifully illustrated. Gerard Schwarz, Music Director, the All-Star Orchestra Discover what a symphony is.Who Beethoven was.

What happens when a conductor takes the podium and faces of the orchestra. And when you should and shouldn’t clap. Here is a unique, interactive introduction to the world of classical music, presenting one of the most famous symphonies ever written, by one the most famous composers who ever lived.

With its 19-button sound panel, you’ll hear the different parts and voices of the musicthe beginning of Symphony No. 5, the melody, the harmony, the sounds made by a violin, a viola, a cello, a double bass, and more. And you can even sing along.

Note to parents: The secret to raising a child to love and appreciate classical music isn’t a secret at all. You just need to listen with your child and be a willing explorer. Talk about what you hear. Marvel at the sounds.


2. Adult Piano Adventures – Classics, Book 1: Symphony Themes, Opera Gems and Classical Favorites

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures (March 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1616771867

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). Adult Piano Adventures Classics Book 1 celebrates great masterworks of Western music, including symphony themes, opera gems, and classical favorites. The melodies of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and other master composers are arranged at just the right level for adult beginners and for those who are returning to the keyboard.

Section 1 features piano arrangements with minimal hand position changes, and many selections include an optional duet part. Section 2 introduces the I, IV, and V7 chords in the key of C major, harmonizing themes such as Sibelius’s Finlandia, Schubert’s The Trout, and Mendelssohn’s Spring Song.

Section 3 presents the primary chords in the key of G major, with arrangements of Vivaldi’s Autumn (from The Four Seasons), Mozart’s theme from The Magic Flute, Lizst’s Liebestraum, and more. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here


3. The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Piano Solos

Author: by Koji Kondo
Published at: Alfred Music (May 1, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1470626297

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The traveling orchestral show The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses presents nearly 30 years of music from the incomparable Legend of Zelda video game series, performed live in four movements and with multimedia backing. For those wanting to bring that epic music to life for themselves, this folio presents the music from the show as piano solo arrangements, also including a full-color 4-page insert with artwork from the games.Titles: I.

The Ocarina of Time (Enter Ganondorf, Zelda’s Lullaby, Enter Ganondorf, Great Deku Tree, Title Theme, Hyrule Field-Day, Lost Woods, Sheik, Ganon’s Tower, Ganondorf’s Theme, Ganondorf Battle, Ganon Final Battle, and Majora’s Theme) * II. The Wind Waker (The Legendary Hero, Outset Island, Ocean Motif, Aryll’s Theme, My Grandma, Departure/Pirate Ship Theme, Aryll’s Kidnapping, Ocean, Zelda’s Awakening, Hero of the Wind, Ganondorf Battle, Staff Roll) * III.

The Twilight Princess (Title Screen, Light Spirit, Midna’s Theme, Hyrule Field, Excerpt from Title Screen, The Sages’ Theme, Final Battle with Ganondorf, Ganondorf’s Theme, Excerpt from Main Theme, Staff Roll, Zelda Theme, Zelda’s Lullaby, Excerpt from Midna’s Theme) * IV. Time of the Falling Rain (Time of the Falling Rain, Hyrule Castle, Dark World, Princess Zelda’s Rescue, Triforce Chamber, Legend of Zelda Theme, Dark World, Soldiers of Kakariko Village, Lost Ancient Ruins, Anger of Guardians, The Legend of Zelda Theme).


4. Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 and 7 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Dover Publications; 1st edition (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486260341

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Beethoven’s symphonies are among this greatest works in the opinion of many, the greatest orchestral compositions in the history of music. Perfect in their fusion of emotion and form, filled with drama and great beauty, they are among the best-known and best-loved works in all classical music.

This volume contains complete scores for Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67; Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”), Op.68; Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92. Meticulously reproduced from the authoritative Litolff edition, each score features large, clear noteheads and wide margins for ease of use in studying and following the music.

Far less expensive than comparable full-score editions, this volume belongs in the library of any music lover who wishes to study the masterly innovation and creativity Beethoven brought to the symphonic form.


5. Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Published at: Dover Publications (October 1, 1979)
ISBN: 978-0486238616

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Acknowledged as the supreme melodic master of nineteenth-century Russian music, Tchaikovsky brought the full power of his gifts to bear in the composition of his last three symphonies. Here are the full scores of the fourth, fifth, and sixth symphonies, embodying the sumptuous tone and melodic mastery that characterize the composer’s mature work.

This volume contains the scores for his most popular symphonies, which rank among the most frequently recorded works in the repertoire: The Fourth Symphony in F Minor, Op. 36; the Fifth Symphony in E Minor, Op. 64; and the Sixth Symphony in B Minor, Op.74.

A glossary of French and German terms in the score, including instrumentation, has also been included. The large format of this edition makes each score clear and easy to follow in any study situation. These complete printings of the entire scores are indispensable for the fullest appreciation of the music.


6. Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Dover Publications; 1st edition (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486260334

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Beethoven’s symphonies are among this greatest works in the opinion of many, the greatest orchestral compositions in the history of music. Perfect in their fusion of emotion and form, filled with drama and great beauty, they are among the best-known and best-loved works in all classical music.

This volume contains complete scores for Symphony No.1 in C Major, Op.21; Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36; Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”), Op.55; Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op.60. Meticulously reproduced from the authoritative Litolff edition, each score features large, clear noteheads and wide margins for ease of use in studying and following the music.

Far less expensive than comparable full-score editions, this volume belongs in the library of any music lover who wishes to study the masterly innovation and creativity Beethoven brought to the symphonic form.


7. Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486260358

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Beethoven’s symphonies are among his greatest works in the opinion of many, the greatest orchestral compositions in the history of music. Perfect in their fusion of emotion and form, filled with drama and great beauty, they are among the best-known and best-loved works in all classical music.

This volume contains complete scores for Symphony No.8 in F Major, Op. 93, and Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125. The eighth is full of beauty and innocent merriment, while the ninth is Beethoven’s best and greatest symphony, a dazzling end to his symphonic works.

Also included here is a translation of the passage from Schiller’s ode “To Joy,” featured in the last movement. Meticulously reproduced from the authoritative Litolff edition, each score features large, clear noteheads and wide margins for ease of use in studying and following the music.

Far less expensive than comparable full-score editions, this volume belongs in the library of any music lover who wishes to study the masterly innovation and creativity Beethoven brought to the symphonic form.


8. Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (January 14, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0486268880

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In his Fifth Symphony, Gustav Mahler (18601911) moved on from the song-oriented works of his “Wunderhorn” period to take up the challenges of the purely instrumental symphony. It was a move that brought to the fore the Austrian composer’s genius for discovering fresh and convincing formal solutions for his musical aims.

Without a specific dramatic “program” or narrative live, the Fifth Symphony moves forward in vivid, emotionally compelling musical shapes that begin in funereal gloom and build to climactic expressions of heroic triumph and ultimate joy. In his Sixth Symphony, Mahler continued to explore the potential of the instrumental symphony, but followed an opposite dramatic course to that of the Fifth, this time building to a series of shattering climaxes implying ultimate defeat and death.

Both of these deeply moving works, composed between 1901 and 1906, are today among the most performed symphonic works in the orchestral repertoire. Both symphonies are reprinted here from authoritative full-score editions in a finely produced volume designed to provide a lifetime of enjoyment and study.


9. Johannes Brahms Complete Symphonies in Full Score (Vienna Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde Edition)

Author: by Johannes Brahms
Published at: Dover Publications; First Edition (June 1, 1974)
ISBN: 978-0486230535

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This volume reproduces, complete and unabridged, the scores of all four symphonies of Johannes Brahms, from the Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Edition edited by Hans Gl. Included are Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.68; Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.73; Symphony No.3 in F Major, Op.

90; and Symphony No.4 in E Minor, Op.98. Do not confuse this with a piano rendering; it is a full orchestral score. In addition to its obvious uses for study, this score is also an indispensable associate for anyone listening to record sets or broadcasts.

In no other manner can the listener appreciate the full orchestral richness of these works.

10. SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE OP21 VIOLIN AND PIANO (Schirmer Library of Classics)

Author: by Leopold Lichtenberg
Published at: GS LIBRARY 5 (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-1458426505

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Edouard Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21 (Violin/Piano) Violin/Piano reduction of this work for Violin and Orchestra composed in 1874. The Spanish quality of the work is homage to Pablo De Sarasate who premiered the work in 1875.

11. The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses (Supplemental Edition): Piano Solos

Author: by Koji Kondo
Published at: Alfred Music; Supplement edition (January 1, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1470639792

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This supplement to The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses features the brand-new movement, “Skyward Sword,” and a bonus piece called “Breath of the Wild Medley.” For those wanting to bring this epic music to life for themselves, this supplemental folio presents the two pieces as piano solo arrangements.

Also included is signature art from the games as well as a full-color, 4-page insert. Titles: Skyward Sword * Breath of the Wild Medley

12. Gustav Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 in Full Score

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (October 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0486254739

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Handsome, inexpensive volume reproduces authoritative Austrian editions of the Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”) and Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (“Resurrection”). Beautifully printed unabridged scores reveal vivid orchestration, innovative symphonic structure, rich emotional expression, foreshadowing of 20th-century musical ideas.

13. Symphony No. 9 In Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (March 18, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0486274928

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“Mahler inherited the romantic conception of music as an expression of a quest for spiritual reality he expressed a four-sided conflict between a devouring love of life, a spiritual need, a skeptical intellect, and an existential dread of ultimate meaninglessness.” Encyclopaedia Britannica.

In this great work, Mahler experimented with the four-movement symphonic form, producing a masterpiece of musical innovation, satiric writing, and poetic drama expressed in purely instrumental terms. Alban Berg referred to the first movement of the Ninth Symphony as “the most glorious [Mahler] ever wrote,” and further observed, “the whole movement is based on a premonition of death which constantly recurs that is why the tenderest passages are followed by tremendous climaxes like new eruptions of a volcano.”Now the full orchestral score of the Ninth Symphony is available in the inexpensive, high-quality edition, reprinted from an authoritative Viennese score.

Music lovers and admirers of Mahler’s work will find in these pages abundant evidence of the fresh and formidable thinking the composer brought to this monumental composition.

14. Symphony No5 Op47 Full Score Dsch New Collected Works Volume 5 Ncw 5

Author: by Dmitri Shostakovich
Published at: DSCH (June 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0634082689

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(DSCH).These volumes are the first releases of an ambitious series by DSCH, the exclusive publisher of the works of Shostakovich. Each volume contains: new engravings; articles regarding the history of the compositions; facsimile pages of Shostakovich’s manuscripts, outlines and rough drafts; plus interpretations of the manuscripts.

In total, 150 volumes are planned for publication.

15. Antonin Dvorak Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9, New World, in Full Score

Author: by Antonin Dvorak
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (December 1, 1984)
ISBN: 978-0486247496

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Few composers have achieved the widespread and lasting popularity of Antonin Dvok. He was a master of instrumentation and symphonic form, composing a total of nine symphonies. His most celebrated work, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” (composed during Dvok’s three-year stay in America), echoes the folk spirit of his native Czechoslovakia as well as American influences, and is filled with the spontaneous melodic invention, rhythmic variety, and intensity of harmony that characterize his orchestral works.

The popular acclaim accorded the symphony “From the New World” tends to overshadow Dvok’s other symphonies, but Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians notes the “interestingformfolk-spiritvirile serenity” of Symphony No.8. The delightful freshness and uninhibited emotionalism of the composition have contributed to its lasting success.

The Dover edition presents both symphonic masterpieces among the most popular works in the orchestral repertoire reprinted from authoritative editions in one inexpensive, practical volume. This full-size, easy-to-read score has been printed with generous margins to allow insertion of notes, analyses, etc.

16. Symphony No. 3

Author: by Witold Lutoslawski
Published at: Chester Music (January 1, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0711923683

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(Music Sales America). Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. First performance in September 1983, conducted by Sir Georg Solti.Duration c.28 mins. Full score and orchestral parts available on hire from the publisher.