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Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1st movement Mozart Help Opus Details
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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik means A Little Night-Music. Mozart wrote it in 1787 in Vienna. The form is that of a serenade, but scored for 2 violins, viola, cello and a double-bass. Quite often these days it is played by a string orchestra.

This first movement is marked allegro. Vast numbers of people will recognise the theme in the opening four bars of this movement, in which all 5 players are in unison or octaves. It is an effortlessly cheerful piece, in a sort of miniature sonata form.

This 'Sibelius' score was created by Victor Gomersal, with reference to a pocket edition of the original Mozart score.

The first, very well-known theme is in G. The second theme starts in G then modulates towards D major. The third theme stays in D, bringing the exposition towards its close, in the classical dominant key.

The development restates the opening but in D, then promptly starts to modulate around several keys, before returning to the home key of G major for the recapitulation.
Category: Chamber Music String Quartet Featuring Violin Classical Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   G Major also featuring Viola, Cello Play MP3 using player below.

1    Introduction, octaves in unison, clearly setting the tonality by means of a tonic, then a dominant arpeggio.

2    First main theme, in the home key of G

3    Second theme, starting in G then modulating towards D major.

4    Third theme, in D, bringing the exposition towards its close, in the classical dominant key.
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