Symphony No. 9 (2nd Movement)
By Ludwig van Beethoven / arr. Rick England
Highland/Etling Full Orchestra
It has been said that Beethoven preferred his later works to his earlier ones and was continually dedicated to the exploration of new ideas. The inclusion of a Scherzo as the second movement of the Ninth was itself a new idea. The freely composed, stretto-like connecting sections are designed to maintain a difficulty level consistent with the abilities of most middle- and high-school level orchestras.