Wilhelm Wieprecht

Trauermarsch

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

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Trauer­marsch
Wil­helm Wieprecht (1802–1872)
Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: 1842
Instru­men­ta­tion: Con­cert Band
Dura­tion: 3:20
Lev­el: 4

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Notes on the Wieprecht Trauermarsch

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.

Berlioz, who was tour­ing Ger­many, heard a per­for­mance of this com­po­si­tion and spoke of it in his auto­bi­og­ra­phy.

The con­cert end­ed with a very fine and well-writ­ten funer­al march, com­posed by Wieprecht, and played with only one rehearsal!!