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Ludwig van Beethoven

What instruments were used in Beethoven's Symphony No.5?

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12/26/2007

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B-flat in movements 1-3, C in 4), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns (E-flat and C; E-flat in movements 1 and 3, C in 2 and 4), 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones (alto, tenor and bass), timpani (C and G throughout), and the usual string section with first and second violins, violas, cellos and double basses. The contrabassoon and the trombones are only used in the final movement.