Five Variations on the National Song: Rule Britannia


by Ludwig Van Beethoven , Colin Matthews

Beethoven, orchestrated by Colin Matthews
Colin Matthews (Arranger)
Full Orchestra
2.2.2.bcl.2 - 4230 - timp - perc(1): tgl/susp.cym/cyms/BD - strings
First Performance
9.7.97, Kerkrade, Netherlands: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Carl Davis

Score (fp) 0-571-56749-5 on sale, parts for hire.

Programme Notes
Beethoven: Five Variations on the National Song: Rule Britannia arr. Colin Matthews I orchestrated about half of Beethoven's 'Rule Britannia' Piano Variations in 1980 for Carl Davis' score for the 1927 Abel Gance silent movie Napoleon - a scene showing the British fleet off Toulouse. In 1997 Carl asked me to orchestrate the rest of the Variations for a performance he gave with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Kerkrade, Netherlands. Colin Matthews

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