Sinfonietta (Janáček, Leoš)

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 Complete score (EU)
#382762 - 5.92MB, 58 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- C*/N*/V* - 4420x

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Karl Heinz Füssl (1924-1992)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1927. Plate U.E. 8680.


Vienna: Universal, 1980.

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 I. Allegretto (Fanfare)
#93583 - 1.33MB, 7 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (22- V/C/V - 19057x

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PMLP193042-Janacek - Sinfonietta Full Score mov1.pdf
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Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(ca.1963). Plate M. 31167 Г.


Beijing: State Music Publisher, n.d.


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General Information

Work Title Sinfonietta
Alternative Title Military Sinfonietta or 'Sokol Festival'
Composer Janáček, Leoš
Opus/Catalogue Number VI/18
Movements/Sections 5 movements
  1. Allegretto — Allegro maestoso (Fanfare)
  2. Andante — Allegretto (The Castle, Brno)
  3. Moderato (The Queen's Monastery, Brno)
  4. Allegretto (The Street Leading to the Castle)
  5. Andante con moto (The Town Hall, Brno)
Year/Date of Composition 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 Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time 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, or tenor tuba), tuba
timpani, cymbals, chimes, harp, strings
External Links Wikipedia article

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.

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