Symphony Nr. 1 in B Flat Major

by Michael L. Carroll

Completed on 2 Feb 2009.

Four Movements.
 

Movement Title

Meter

Suggested Tempo
1/4 note =  XXX beats per minute

Playing Time
(minutes)

Notes

1. Allegro.

PDF Score

6/8

100

5:26

This first movement has two main themes. Slightly pastoral. The first is slightly homophonic while the second is decidedly contrapuntal and is presented in a semi-fugal manner.

2. Andante.

PDF Score

4/4

90

7:27

This slightly slower movement features a major theme dominated by the brass and a software second major theme featuring woodwinds and strings.   The second theme is presented and developed in a semi-fugal style.

3. Minuet.

PDF Score

3/4

110

6:26

This an arrangement of the famous Gaelic hymn “Morning has Broken”.  The theme is presented in various keys and modes featuring different sections of the orchestra.  There is a second original theme included to break up what might otherwise be a monotonous and tedious continual restatement of the main theme.

4. Allegro.

PDF Score

4/4

140

7:54

An extended main theme in B flat major developed in contrapuntal manner.  A second theme in minor is also presented and developed.   



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