Symphony No.8 in C minor, WAB 108 (Bruckner, Anton)

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2nd version (1890)

 I. Allegro moderato
#263113 - 29.55MB, 90 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V/V/V - 4566x

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Kontrabassposaune (2012/12/24)

 II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato; Trio. Langsam
#263114 - 18.79MB, 62 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 2422x

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Kontrabassposaune (2012/12/24)

 III. Adagio. Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
#263115 - 30.93MB, 90 pp. -  4.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 1979x

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Kontrabassposaune (2012/12/24)

 IV. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell
#263116 - 50.67MB, 151 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V/V/V - 4656x

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Kontrabassposaune (2012/12/24)

PMLP16220-Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1888-90 2nd version, autograph manuscript), WAB 108 - Mvt. 1.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Autograph manuscript

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

1890 version; Adagio 1887 version

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1st published version (1892)

 Complete score
#30702 - 17.92MB, 223 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12- V/V/V - 18810x

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Carolus (2009/4/23)

PMLP16220-Bruckner-WAB108FSeu.pdf
Editor:

Max Steinitzer (1864-1936)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, 1912. Plate S. 8288a
Co-issue with Universal Edition (Philharmonia series)

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This score is of the 1892 first edition of the Symphony and differs in many places from the Haas and Nowak versions usually heard in recordings. As musicologist Benjamin Korstvedt persuasively argues (in Bruckner Symphony No. 8, Cambridge Music Handbooks, Cambridge UP, 2000), the considerable number of additional tempo changes, especially in the finale, shed important light on performance practices at the time of the work's premiere. The first edition "explains how the music should go far more explicitly -- and in a musically compelling way -- than do Bruckner's manuscript scores of the 1890 and 1887 versions and the modern critical editions based on them [i.e. Haas and Nowak]."

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Parts

1st and 2nd versions, amalgamated

 Flute 1, 2, 3
#39151 - 2.27MB, 12, 11, 10 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V*/V*/V* - 1450x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

 Oboe 1, 2, 3
#39152 - 2.15MB, 12, 11, 9 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V*/V*/V* - 1115x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

 Clarinet 1, 2, 3 (B)
#39153 - 2.54MB, 15, 13, 10 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V*/V*/V* - 1704x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

 Bassoon 1, 2, Contrabassoon
#39154 - 1.71MB, 10, 9, 8 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V*/V*/V* - 1057x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

 Horn 1, 2 (F), 3, 4 (B, F)
#39155 - 3.11MB, 12, 12, 12, 11 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V*/V*/V* - 4926x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

 Trumpet 1, 2, 3 (F, C)
#39157 - 1.76MB, 9, 9, 9 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V*/V*/V* - 4293x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

 Trombone 1 (alto), 2 (tenor), 3 (bass), Tuba
#39158 - 2.05MB, 8, 8, 8, 8 pp. -  8.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V*/V*/V* - 8825x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

 Timpani, Triangle and Cymbals
#39159 - 0.49MB, 7, 1 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V*/V*/V* - 1691x

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 Harp
#39160 - 0.24MB, 4 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V*/V*/V* - 983x

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 Violins I
#39161 - 1.81MB, 25 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V*/V*/V* - 2536x

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 Violins II
#39162 - 1.84MB, 27 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V*/V*/V* - 1125x

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 Violas
#39163 - 1.60MB, 23 pp. -  9.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V*/V*/V* - 1255x

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 Cellos
#26362 - 1.50MB, 21 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V*/V*/V* - 1364x

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 Basses
#39164 - 0.99MB, 16 pp. -  8.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V*/V*/V* - 1365x

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Horndude77 (2009/9/12)

PMLP16220-Bruckner-Sym8.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Robert Haas (1888-1960)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1938.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1940).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project. Because they are of the Haas edition of the work, these parts do not match the 1892 first edition full score available above.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos (Grunsky)

 Complete Score
#331236 - 8.34MB, 99 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 86x

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Rob Peters (2014/6/26)

PMLP16220-Grunsky-Bruckner-Symphony 8 2P-4H P.pdf
Arranger:

Karl Grunsky (1871–1943)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, 1927, Plate 10587.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Found at John F. Berky's Bruckner site.

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For Piano 4 hands (Schalk)

 Complete score
#62646 - 5.92MB, 72 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1103x

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Morel (2010/4/27)

SIBLEY1802.10412.e635-39087012867778symph8.pdf
Arranger:

Josef Schalk (1857-1900)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Haslinger, n.d. Plate S.8289

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Piano 4 hands (Singer)

 Complete score
#22238 - 6.25MB, 78 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 778x

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Hobbypianist (2008/9/23)

PMLP16220-Bruckner Sinfonie Nr.8 Singer 4hands.pdf
Arranger:

Otto Singer II (1863-1931)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1920). Plate 10308.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Stradal)

 Complete score
#06684 - 13.89MB, 76 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 4485x

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Hobbypianist (2007/6/1)

Bruckner Symphony No.8 Piano 2hands.pdf
Arranger:

August Stradal (1860-1930)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Carl Haslinger, n.d.(ca.1887). Plate S. 8289 A.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.8 in C minor
Alternative Title
Composer Bruckner, Anton
Opus/Catalogue Number WAB 108
Movements/Sections 4
Year/Date of Composition Version 1: 1887, rev. 1888 (Intermediate Adagio); Version 2: 1890
First Publication 1892 (edited by Schalk and Oberleithner)
Dedication Franz Josef I., Kaiser von Österreich
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
3 Flutes (3rd also Piccolo), 3 Oboes, 3 Clarinets in B, 3 Bassoons (3rd also Contrabassoon),
4 Horns in F, 2 Tenor Wagner Tubas in B (also Horns 5, 6), 2 Bass Wagner Tubas in F (also Horns 7, 8),
3 Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones (A,T,B), Kontrabass-tuba, Timpani, Cymbals, Triangle, 3 Harps, Strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Bruckner Symphony versions (Griegel)
Bruckner Symphony versions (Marques)
Discography (Berky)
The Bruckner Journal. Part 1: Orchestral Music


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