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Brahms, Begräbnisgesang

Begräbnisgesang, Op. 13, by Johannes Brahms, modern edition for chorus and wind ensemble by David Whitwell. Clara Schumann said of this composition that it was “most glorious.”

Casamorata, Armonia

Armonia di media difficulta, Concert Piece of Medium Difficulty by Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata (1807–1881), modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–).

Filippa, Marcia Funebre

Marcia funebre per il trasporto delle ceneri dell’immortale Maestro Gioachino Rossini da Parigi nel Tempio di S. Croce in Firenze. Funeral march for the return of the remains of Rossini from Paris to Florence by Giuseppe Filippa, modern edition by David Whitwell.

Gallo, Piccola Sinfonia

Piccola Sinfonia by Vincenzo Gallo (1861–1941), modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell (1937–). The composer of this lovely and elegant Sinfonia was Vincenzo Gallo who founded the civic band in Barletto, Italy, in 1882.

Halevy, Marche heroique

Marche heroique, for the return of the remains of Napoleon to Paris, by Fromental Halevy, modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell.

Haydn, Allegretto from “Military” Symphony

Symphony No. 100, "Military", II. Allegretto, by Joseph Haydn, modern edition for wind ensemble by David Whitwell. The arrangement of the second movement for band by the composer himself was done on English paper and surfaced during the 1980s in a private collection in Sweden.

Karren, Symphonie funèbre

This lyric and dramatic one-movement symphony was composed by Leon Karren, a distinguished band conductor of the French Division de Brest. A large number of his compositions were published in Paris, ca. 1881–1907.

Liszt, Domine Salvum Fac Regem

Domine Salvum Fac Regem by Franz Liszt, modern edition for voices and wind ensemble by David Whitwell. "God save the king! Answer us when we call."

Mendelssohn, Marcia Funebre

Marcia Funebre, op. 103, by Felix Mendelssohn, modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell. This composition is a beautiful hymn composed by Mendelssohn for band in 1835–1836.

Ponchielli, Marcia Funebre alla Memoria di mio Padre

The Marcia funebre in honor of his father, a shop keeper and village organist, was composed by the great Italian composer Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886).

Schumann, Biem Abschied zu singen

Biem Abschied zu singen, Op. 84, by Robert Schumann, modern edition for voices and wind ensemble by David Whitwell: a warm and passionate composition which swelled from the composer’s heart.

Solère, Chant de la Bataille d’Austerlitz

Chant de la Bataille d'Austerlitz (c. 1805) by Pedro Étienne Solère, modern edition for wind ensemble by Craig Dabelstein.Available as part of Maxime's Music's series of compositions inspired by Napoleon.

Spaeth, Greetings from Afar

Six Fantasies: Greetings from Afar by André Spaeth, modern edition by David Whitwell. Based on six original songs composed by Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria.

Spontini, Prelude

Prelude to the Fighting and to the Victory on the Field of Mars by Gaspare Spontini, modern edition for wind ensemble by David Whitwell.

Wagner, Elsa’s Procession

Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin, act 2, scene 4, by Richard Wagner, arranged for concert band by David Whitwell. Wagner himself recommended this music as an addition to the band repertoire.

Wagner, Fanfares

Three fanfares for four trumpets and timpani, composed by Wagner for the "K. Bayr 6 Chevaulegers-Regiment".

Wieprecht, Festmarsch

Wieprecht's desire to improve the repertoire of the band led to a large number of original compositions and numerous arrangements for his Berlin concerts.

Wieprecht, Trauermarsch

Berlioz heard a performance of the Wieprecht Trauermarsch and spoke of it in his autobiography: "a very fine and well-written funeral march."