Beethoven: Symphony #5, First Movement


  • Piano, 1-4 players
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Sax
  • Violin
  • Orff Instruments


Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is arguably the most well-known piece in classical music history. The symphony and the four-note opening theme are known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in pop culture.

Here’s an arrangement that’s designed for the elementary school program in mind. The hybrid instrumentation is meant to allow young ensembles with unique instrumentation to perform this monumental piece.