Sinfonietta (Janáček, Leoš)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1927. Plate U.E. 8679.
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Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Heavily marked score, not really worth cleaning. Some pages have cutoff sections of the score, not really much I can do to recover them. The originals were straight from photocopies.
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Editor Karl Heinz Füssl (1924-1992)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1927. Plate U.E. 8680.
Reprinted Vienna: Universal Edition, 1980.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(1964). Plate M. 31167 Г.
Reprinted Beijing: State Music Publisher, n.d.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.9875, 1980. Plate E.P. 13060.
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Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Page size is 8.407 x 11.680 inches. Cleaned score. This score from the originals (photocopies) had cutoff page numbers and plate numbers on many pages (some dynamics were also cutoff at the bottom on many pages too). This particular edition will need a proper rescan someday to retain the original engraving.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Fanfare (No.1)

For 12 Cellos (Seymour)

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Arranger Gwyn Seymour
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General Information

Work Title Sinfonietta
Alternative. Title Military Sinfonietta or 'Sokol Festival'
Composer Janáček, Leoš
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. VI/18
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILJ 22
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Fanfare. Allegretto — Allegro maestoso
  2. The Castle, Brno. Andante — Allegretto
  3. The Queen's Monastery, Brno. Moderato
  4. The Street Leading to the Castle. Allegretto
  5. The Town Hall, Brno. Andante con moto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926 March-April, with corrections in May?
First Performance. 1926-06-26 in Prague
First Publication. 1926/27 - Vienna: Universal Edition, Plates U.E. 8679, 8680.
Copyright Information Despite the publication date (with a notice in correct format), this work is likely public domain in the USA due to two fatal date errors:
  1. First publication took place on July 4, 1926 in the Czech periodical Lidové noviny
    (1st movement, mm.47-end)
  2. Republication in 1979 by Eulenburg (ed. Jarmil Burghauser)
    without including the original 1927 notice (or a 1926 notice).
Dedication To the Czechoslovak Armed Forces
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra: 4 flutes (4th also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, E piccolo clarinet,
2 clarinets (B), bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 12 trumpets (9 in C, 3 in F),
2 bass trumpets (B), 4 trombones, 2 euphoniums (B), tuba
timpani, cymbals, chimes, harp, strings
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Misc. Comments

The autograph is not dated. Dates of composition estimated from letters to Universal Edition. See Janáček's Works: A Catalogue of the Music and Writings of Leoš Janáček, p.208. According to this edition, it was first published in Dec. 1926 by Universal Edition (undated but Dec. 1926 most likely- possibly a (somewhat) limited edition however). Another pocket score followed from the same source a month later (mid-January 1927) in any case.

Publication history

  • 1926: First movement, measures 47 to the end (Czech periodical Lidové noviny)
  • 1927: First edition (UE 8679)
  • 1927: Philharmonia study score (UE 8680, Philharmonia No.224)
  • 1927: Set of parts (UE 8681)
  • 1927: Reduced orchestration by Erwin Stein (later assigned UE 30584)
    • The first movement and the portion of fifth movement originally featuring the fanfare brass (rehearsal number 9 to end) are pages that were engraved by the same copyist as UE 8679, but with the reduced orchestration. The second, third, fourth, and beginning of the fifth movements are reprints of UE 8679 with handwritten alterations to the staff names (woodwinds, trombone/tuba).
  • 1964: Muzyka score (M. 31167 Г.) (WorldCat)
  • 1977: Reduced orchestration by Joseph Keilbirth (later assigned UE 30588)
    • The first movement and the portion of fifth movement originally featuring the fanfare brass (rehearsal number 9 to end) are new handwritten pages with the reduced orchestration. The second, third, fourth, and beginning of the fifth movements are reprints of UE 8679 with handwritten alterations to the staff names (woodwinds, trombone/tuba).
  • 1979: Critical edition by Jarmil Burghauser (Eulenberg, edited reprint of UE 8680)
  • 1980: Critical edition by Karl Heinz Füssl (UE, edited reprint of UE 8680, later assigned UE 30586)
  • 1980: Peters study score (Peters No.9875)