Beethoven, Ludwig, van – Music for a Mechanical Clock for Tuba & Piano.
This work is the third from a collection of five short pieces Beethoven wrote for Flötenuhr or mechanical clock, discovered a number of years after his death. Their true origin was discovered by Professor Albert Kopfermann, a German musician/librarian, who solved the mystery about their instrumentation.
This delightful Allegro movement has been transposed into the key of F from G and arranged for moderately advanced performers by Ralph Sauer.
Your audience will love this little gem as the clock slows down and stops before the final cadence. It will make a great encore piece.
Published with permission from Gordon Cherry.