Three Equali for four Trombones WoO 30
Editor: Egon Voss
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 11 (V, 2, 2, 2), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1151
When Beethoven visited the director of music at the cathedral in Linz, Franz Xaver Glöggl, in autumn 1812, the latter asked his guest to "compose socalled Equali for 4 trombones for All Souls’ Day [2 November]”. Beethoven readily complied – and it was to be his own funeral music. For in 1827 the Equali were sung in an arrangement for male choir as a “dirge for Beethoven’s funeral procession”. The original instrumental version is today a core work in the trombonist’s repertoire. Our Urtext edition is based on the musical text in the Beethoven Complete Edition and contains a score and single parts (both in the original C and in modern bass clef).