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What instruments are used in Ode to Joy by Beethoven?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    like K C said, Ode to Joy is just a section of his Symphony No. 9.

    all of the instruments used in his 9th Symphony, however, according to wikipedia..

    Woodwinds

    Piccolo (fourth movement only)

    2 Flutes

    2 Oboes

    2 Clarinets in A, B-flat and C

    2 Bassoons

    Contrabassoon (fourth movement only)

    Brass

    2 Horns (1 and 2) in D and B-flat

    2 Horns (3 and 4) in B-flat (bass), B-flat and E-flat

    2 Trumpets in D and B-flat

    3 Trombones (alto, tenor, and bass, second and fourth movements only)

    Percussion

    Timpani

    Bass Drum (fourth movement only)

    Triangle (fourth movement only)

    Cymbals (fourth movement only)

    Voices

    (all voices fourth movement only)

    Soprano solo

    Alto solo

    Tenor solo

    Bass solo

    SATB Choir (Tenor briefly divides)

    Strings

    Violins I, II

    Violas

    Violoncellos

    Double Basses.

    hope I helped ;-)

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  • 3 years ago

    Ode To Joy Bass

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  • 1 decade ago

    The symphony is scored for the following orchestra. These are by far the largest forces needed for any Beethoven symphony; at the premiere, Beethoven augmented them further by assigning two players to each wind part.

    Woodwinds

    Piccolo (fourth movement only)

    2 Flutes

    2 Oboes

    2 Clarinets in A, B-flat and C

    2 Bassoons

    Contrabassoon (fourth movement only) Brass

    2 Horns (1 and 2) in D and B-flat

    2 Horns (3 and 4) in B-flat (bass), B-flat and E-flat

    2 Trumpets in D and B-flat

    3 Trombones (alto, tenor, and bass, second and fourth movements only)

    Percussion

    Timpani

    Bass Drum (fourth movement only)

    Triangle (fourth movement only)

    Cymbals (fourth movement only) Voices

    (all voices fourth movement only)

    Soprano solo

    Alto solo

    Tenor solo

    Bass solo

    SATB Choir (Tenor briefly divides)

    Strings

    Violins I, II

    Violas

    Violoncellos

    Double Basses

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    "Ode To Joy" is actually just a section of his 9th Symphony, just so you are aware.

    He uses a full orchestra and chorus.

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  • 1 decade ago

    whatsat?hum a few bars

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