Adagio, WoO 35 (Spohr, Louis)



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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Organ (Westbrook)

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Icactus (2012/4/21)

Editor William Joseph Westbrook (1831-1894)
Publisher. Info. London: Schott & Co., n.d. (ca.1890). Plate 1030
Reprinted New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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General Information

Work Title Adagio
Alternative. Title
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 35
Key F major
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation bassoon, piano (see below, Comments)

Misc. Comments

  • With the identifying number as "WoO 35", the original instrumentation is bassoon and piano. However, Grove Music lists this work as for "Bn, pf: Adagio, F, woo35, 1817 (Mainz, c1869) *D-Ksp [based on op.115, 2nd movt]". The op.115 is a Sonata for violin with harp or piano. The original key was G or A, depending on whether the harpist tuned down a semitone.
  • Westbrook's adaptation for organ is in the key of Spohr's adaptation for bassoon.
Should arguably be moved to an Op.115 page - as the original form? - as an arrangement of a movement of it (which is precedented; that's all we have so far (perhaps ever? not sure if the rest is published) of Emanuel Moór's double concerto, for instance, though in that case it's his own arrangement, I think, of its slow movement.) - Schissel