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.
Armonia di media difficulta, Concert Piece of Medium Difficulty by Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata (1807–1881), modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–).
Francesco Baccherini [early 19th century], Armonia, for Solo Flute, 2 solo clarinets, tutti clarinets, 2 bassoons, trombone. This score is three movements long and found in the Biblioteca Musicale Greggiati in Oestiglia, Italy.
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.”
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.
Ponchielli was a famous nineteenth-century Italian opera composer whose opera, La Gioconda, with its famous “The Dance of the Hours,” is still in the international repertory. He also served as the conductor of the Cremona Civic Band, for whom he composed more than seventy original works and an equal number of transcriptions.
This wonderful, romantic composition by the nineteen-year-old Bach was written upon the departure of his elder brother, Johann Jacob Bach, to join the army of King Carl XII of Sweden as an oboist. It is a rare programmatic work for which Bach supplied the individual titles.
Carnavale di Venezia Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–1886) Modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–) Date: unknown Instrumentation: Concert Band Duration: 9:00 Level: 5
The extraordinary Chaconne exists as the fifth movement in an autograph Partita for solo violin, dating from 1720. Like some other early works of Bach, it is often Romantic and chromatic.
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.