from Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven Arranged by Robert D. McCashin
The second movement of Beethoven's stands on its own and is often performed that way given its enormous popularity with performers and audiences. However, unlike most arrangements of this movement, this thoughtful version goes a step further by including some of the developmental material from the movement in addition to the main theme. This gives students a better picture of the movement and remains more faithful to the original. Excellent writing!
Beethoven was known for breaking new ground, doing the new and unexpected, and demanding things from performers that were over the top. Yet, now and then, he would write something that was, in its simplicity, both artistically great and hugely popular.