Schubert's Original Serenade?

February 4, 2005 at 07:16 AM · I have a simple arrangement for violin of Schubert's "Serenade." I would like to know for what instrument Schubert originally wrote this piece. Also, is it possible to know who first transcribed the Serenade for violin?

Thanks for any help.

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February 4, 2005 at 10:12 AM · Serenade is the English version of one of the songs, called Standchen (with a umlaut) in the song cycle Schwangesang. The British Library catalogue, available online, shows various arrangments for violin by now forgotten arrangers, the earliest in 1842 - to be fair it does not take much arranging!

February 4, 2005 at 12:10 PM · Thank you, John. That's exactly what I wanted to know.

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