Serenade No. 6 (Mozart)

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The Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D major K. 239, Serenata notturna, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, in 1776. Mozart's father, Leopold Mozart, wrote the title and a January 1776 date on the original manuscript.[1]

It has three movements:

  • Marcia (maestoso)
  • Minuetto
  • Rondo (allegretto)

It is scored for

  • Two small orchestras
    • 1st violin (soloist), 2nd violin (soloist), 1st viola, double bass
    • 1st violin, 2nd violin, 2nd viola, cello, timpani.

The title Serenata notturna has also been used by Robin Holloway for a work for four horns and orchestra (his opus 52, 1982).[2]


  1. ^ Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachmusik, Serenata of London, from CD booklet written by Leonard Burkat, 1987, MCA Records (bar code 0-7674-251662-2-2)
  2. ^ "Chronological List of Works by Holloway". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 2006-08-20. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 

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