Number 76

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major comes in at number 76 in the countdown of 100 classical songs. The section I transcribed here was 157 bars long. Like many of his songs it is written in the key of E-Flat Major. His favorite minor key was C-Minor, which is the relative minor of E-Flat.


The Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven.

One of the composer’s most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven’s innovative middle period.

Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work broke boundaries in symphonic form, length, harmony, emotional and cultural content. It is widely considered a landmark in the transition between the Classical and the Romantic era. It is also often considered to be the first Romantic symphony.

“My Carriage Has Three Flats, as does this symphony.”

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