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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music Education (MME)

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This work was written in 1801. The period is rather an uneventful one but productive. One of the surest fact that we know about Beethoven's Sonatos that they are completely developed, and each was born out of excruciating travail. The following year that the co-called Heiligenstadt Testament, that suicidal document, was wrung from him by adversities which at least momentarily seemed to him no longer bearable. The major calamity, so for as we can tell, was his approaching deafness.

There are certainly no heated passions displaying themselves in the four piano Sonatos Beethoven wrote in 1801, except perhaps in the finale of the "Moonlight Sonata", and Op. 28 is the calmest of the all.

The writer hopes to display the flexibility, adaptability, and variety inherent through the transcription of a great sonata by Beethoven for the woodwind quintet. He wishes to show the capability of a sonata transcription for the woodwind quintet and hopes that it would prove invaluable for others. This work intends to be played by the woodwind quintet and be representative of Beethoven in sound and in timbre.

Committee Chair/Advisor

R. von Charlton


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View




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