Wilhelm Wieprecht

Festmarsch

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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.

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Fest­marsch on Themes from Beethoven’s E-flat Piano Con­cer­to
Wil­helm Wieprecht (1802–1872)
Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: mid 1800s
Instru­men­ta­tion: Con­cert Band
Dura­tion: 7:00
Lev­el: 4

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Notes on Wieprecht’s Festmarsch

Wieprecht cer­tain­ly per­son­i­fied the growth and devel­op­ment of mil­i­tary music in Ger­many dur­ing the first half of the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry and in his desire to improve the reper­toire of the mil­i­tary band, he com­posed a large num­ber of orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions, not to men­tion numer­ous arrange­ments, for his con­certs in Berlin. While Wieprecht’s Fest­marsch on Themes of Beethoven’s E-flat Major Piano Con­cer­to is an orig­i­nal com­po­si­tion, it does remind one that before mid-nine­teenth cen­tu­ry many cit­i­zens first heard the music of Beethoven in arrange­ments for mil­i­tary band.

David Whitwell
Austin, 2015