Beethoven, Ludwig Van

In his own words...

"I carry my thoughts about with me for a long time... before writing them down... once I have grasped a theme. I shall not forget it even years later. I change many things, discard others, and try again and again until I am satisfied; then, in my head... [the work] rises, it grows, I hear and see the image n front of me from every angle... and only the labor of writing it down remains... I turn my ideas into tones that resound, roar, and rage until at last they stand before me in the form of notes."
German composer. Often considered a transitional figure from the Classical to the Romantic era.

Ludwig van Beethoven is often described by musicians as a "giant straddling two styles": the Classical and the Romantic. Indeed, it is a testimony to Beethoven's place in history that he is claimed for both periods. Whether Beethoven was a Classical or a Romantic composer, however, is beside the point. Instead, we might best view him as a new composer for a new age -- an age that is reflected in both musical as well as the nonmusical worlds.

Haydn and Mozart lived during a time of nascent ideals of liberty and two major revolutions. They also lived in a world of royal patronage, in which Haydn flourished but Mozart floundered. In contrast, Beethoven came of age as an artist when the consequences of revolutions had to be confronted and when the burden of patronage had already shifted to the less reliable mechanisms of the commercial sphere: publications and concerts proceeds, supplemented by sporadic noble patronage. It was a far more disorderly world for Beethoven, yet one full of exciting potential.

It is in this world of change that we find Beethoven one of the most enigmatic composers. By the middle of his life he was almost totally deaf, and had yet to produce his most profound works. In many ways cut off from the world, Beethoven was still committed to the idea of "brotherhood" as so powerfully expressed in his Ninth Symphony. These tensions and contradictions find a voice in many of his compositions. His symphonies starting with the Third (the "Eroica") are huge works, as are some of the late quartets. Yet at the same time, he could compress his works. These sometimes contradictory aspects are part of Beethoven's character and part of the times in which he lived. And they make Beethoven one of the most interesting of all the great composers.

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Beethoven's 5th Symphony (Opening Theme, First Movement)

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by John W. Schaum


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Piano Sheet Music (Schaum Method Supplement Sheet)

Grade: Intermediate

44-6114

Beethoven's 6th Symphony (2nd Movement)

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Alfred Cahn


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Piano Sheet Music (Schaum Method Supplement (Duet Sheet: 1 Piano, 4 Hands)

Grade: Late Intermediate

44-7106

Beethoven's 7th Symphony (2nd Movement Themes)

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Alfred Cahn


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Piano Sheet Music (Schaum Method Supplement Sheet)

Grade: Early Intermediate

44-5839

BEST OF BEETHOVEN

Alfred Publishing

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by John O'Reilly


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Concert Band Arrangement

Grade: 1 (Very Easy)

00-20525

Best of Beethoven, Level 4

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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Piano Sheet Music Book (Schaum Method Supplement)

Grade: Intermediate

44-0712

CALM SEA, OP. 112

Kalmus Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Extended Work)

00-K06080

CHORAL FANTASIA

Belwin Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Extended Work)

00-GB00417

CHORAL FANTASY, OP. 80

Kalmus Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB with SSATTB Soli Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Extended Work)

00-K06074

CHRIST AT MT. OLIVE, OP. 85 (CHRISTUS AM OELBERGE)

Kalmus Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB with STB Soli Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Worship Cantata)

00-K06076

DIE EHRE GOTTES AUS DER NATUR

C.L. Barnhouse

COMPOSED BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN; ARRANGED BY GEORGE D. BARNARD


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Orchestra Sheet Music Arrangement

016-0415-00AR

DOUBLEBASS RECITATIVE

C.L. Barnhouse

COMPOSED BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN; ARRANGED BY DONALD W. STAUFFER


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Concert Band Sheet Music Arrangement

DSP-0025-00

EGMONT OVERTURE

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by David Marlatt


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Concert Band Arrangement

Grade: 5 (Difficult)

81-CB2268

EXCERPTS FROM BEETHOVEN'S 9TH

Kendor Music

Arranged by Arthur Frackenpohl

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Brass Quintet Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 4

18750

FANFARE TO JOY

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Michael Story


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Concert Band Arrangement

Grade: 3 (Medium)

00-29607

Für Elise

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by John W. Schaum


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Piano Sheet Music (Schaum Method Supplement Sheet)

Grade: Intermediate

44-6102

Für Elise

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Wesley Schaum


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Piano Sheet Music (Schaum Method Supplement Sheet)

Grade: Late Elementary

44-5560

FIDELIO

Kalmus Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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Miniature Score for Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Extended Work (Miniature Score))

00-K00435

FINALE (FROM SYMPHONY NO. 1)

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by David Marlatt


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Concert Band Arrangement

Grade: 3 (Medium)

81-CB2041

FINALE FROM BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH

Kendor Music

Arranged by Frost

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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String Orchestra Sheet Music Arrangement

8272

GLORY OF GOD IN NATURE

C.L. Barnhouse

COMPOSED BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN; ARRANGED BY Allen


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Orchestra Sheet Music Arrangement

016-0174-00AR

HALLELUJAH CHORUS (MOUNT OF OLIVES)

H.W. Gray (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-GCMR03195

HALLELUJAH CHORUS (MOUNT OF OLIVES)

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

Grade: Moderately Difficult

00-64004

HEROIC VARIATIONS

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Jerry Brubaker


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Concert Band Arrangement

Grade: 3 (Medium)

00-26745

IN PRAISE OF MUSIC

Kalmus Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB & SSA with SSTB Soli Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Extended Work)

00-K06079

JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE

Choral Designs (Alfred Publishing)

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Mark Hayes


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SATB Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-7906

JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE

Choral Designs (Alfred Publishing)

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Mark Hayes


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SoundPax for Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-7285

JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE

Choral Designs (Alfred Publishing)

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Mark Hayes


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SoundPax for Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-7284

JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE THEE

Choral Designs (Alfred Publishing)

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Mark Hayes


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SoundTrax CD for Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-3837

MASS IN C, OP. 86

Kalmus Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB with SATB Soli Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Worship Cantata)

00-K06077

MINUET AND MARCH

C.L. Barnhouse

COMPOSED BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN; ARRANGED BY Ayres


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Clarinet Quartet Sheet Music Arrangement

111-0158-08

MINUETTO

Kendor Music

Arranged by Stouffer

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Solo Instrumental Sheet Music Arrangement

11820

MISSA SOLEMNIS

Dover Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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for Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Worship Cantata)

06-268942

MISSA SOLEMNIS, OP. 123

Kalmus Edition (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven


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SATB with SATB Soli Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Worship Cantata)

00-K06078

MY SOUL LONGS FOR YOU, O GOD

H.W. Gray (Alfred Publishing)

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Hal H. Hopson


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SAB Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-GCMR03442

ODE TO JOY

Kendor Music

Arranged by Caponegro

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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String Orchestra Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 1

8490

ODE TO JOY

Kendor Music

Arranged by Halferty

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Woodwind Trio Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 3

16625

ODE TO JOY

Kendor Music

Arranged by Conley

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Brass Trio Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 3

18378

ODE TO JOY

C.L. Barnhouse

COMPOSED BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN; ARRANGED BY Sayre


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Concert Band Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 2.5

WA-ECB112-00

ODE TO JOY

C.L. Barnhouse

COMPOSED BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN; ARRANGED BY DON SCHAEFFER


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Young Band Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 2

029-1592-00AR

ODE TO JOY

Alfred Publishing

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Sandy Feldstein and John O'Reilly


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Concert Band Arrangement

Grade: 1 (Very Easy)

00-2257

ODE TO JOY (FROM SYMPHONY #9)

Kendor Music

Arranged by Uber

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Brass Choir Sheet Music Arrangement

19225

PEACE CANON

Choral Designs (Alfred Publishing)

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Donald Moore


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2-Part Mixed Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-16226

PEACE CANON

Choral Designs (Alfred Publishing)

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Donald Moore


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3-Part Mixed Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-19249

PEACE CANON

Choral Designs (Alfred Publishing)

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Donald Moore


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SoundTrax CD for Choir Sheet Music Arrangement (Choral Octavo)

00-12311

PIANO CONCERTOS (COMPLETE)

Alfred Publishing

Music By Ludwig van Beethoven


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Full Orchestra Study Score

06-245632

PRAYER (OPUS 48, NO. 1)

Kendor Music

Arranged by Ross

Composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Brass Quintet Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 2

18980

PRESENTING BEETHOVEN

C.L. Barnhouse

COMPOSED BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN; ARRANGED BY DON SCHAEFFER


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Young Band Sheet Music Arrangement

Grade: 1.5

011-2118-00

REFLECTIONS IN MOONLIGHT

Alfred Publishing

By Ludwig van Beethoven / Arranged by Robert W. Smith


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Concert Band Arrangement

Grade: 2 (Medium Easy)

00-26724

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