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Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 4th movement Beethoven Help Opus Details
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His 9th, "The Choral", is Beethoven's last, longest, biggest and most dramatic symphony ever. This 4th movement contains the principal theme called "Ode to Joy", introduced by the double basses, followed by the cellos and violas, then by the violins.. This same theme is later introduced by the first singer, a bass, with a few minor rhythmic changes to fit the words. Then it is taken up by all the strings, and then in a blaze of triumph and glory, it is taken up by the entire orchestra combined with a large choir.
Category: Symphony Orchestra Featuring ChoirVoices Classical Period
Time Signature 3 /4 Key Signature   D Minor Play MP3 using player below.

1    Dramatic introduction to the 4th movement.

2     'Ode to Joy' theme, introduced pianissimo by the double basses.

3    The men's voices introduce this third theme.

4    Fourth theme, a vocal quartet.

5    Fifth theme, the orchestra starts its build-up for the climax of the work.

6    Ode to Joy theme, by violins, in mid phrase, where the first note is repeated as a syncopated tie over a bar-line.

7    Ode to Joy theme, as introduced by the bass solo, with minims replaced by 2 crotchets in two places to fit the words..
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