When Johannes Brahms composed the third movement (Poco Allegretto) of his Symphony No. 3, he broke with the standard tradition of that time period. Typically, in a symphony from the Romantic period, the third movement is something quick and brisk, like a Scherzo. Brahms decided to write something a bit slower, still in triple meter, but full of emotion and lyricism.


  • 5 C Flutes
  • 2 Alto Flutes
  • 2 Bass Flutes
  • Contrabass Flute