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David Whitwell

This com­po­si­tion was com­posed as a gift for my friend and col­league, Dr. Ronald John­son, of The Uni­ver­si­ty of North­ern Iowa. Its ori­gin lies in a con­cert I heard in the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig dur­ing which the school organ­ist per­formed a set of vari­a­tions by Mendelssohn on this hymn tune.

In addi­tion to the Clar­inet Con­cer­to, Finali com­posed an opera Il re Teodoro in Venezia (1826), an operetta, The Lost Slip­per (1824), a Sym­pho­ny in Eb for small orches­tra, a Can­ta­ta for the Birth­day of Maria Luigia for cho­rus and orches­tra which he con­duct­ed in 1822, a few large Church works, in addi­tion to edu­ca­tion­al works for singers and piano stu­dents.

Johann Michael Müller (1683–1736/43) was organ­ist and Direc­tor of Music at the Hanauer Marien Church in Ger­many. In 1712 he pub­lished in Ams­ter­dam twelve Con­cer­to da cam­era for Haut­bois­t­en of high qual­i­ty, reflect­ing the con­sid­er­able inter­est in this medi­um in Ger­many begin­ning at the end of the sev­en­teenth cen­tu­ry.

Con­cer­to da cam­era II Johann Michael Müller (1683–1736) Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–) I. Adagio–Allegro II. Aria III. Menuet IV. Adagio–Giga Presto Date: 1712 Instru­men­ta­tion: Haut­bois­t­en (Oboe con­certi­no, Ob 1.2, Cor Ang, Bsn) Lev­el: 4

Con­cer­to da cam­era III Johann Michael Müller (1683–1736) Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–) I. Adagio–Allegro II. Aria III. Adagio–Presto IV. Adagio–Allegro V. Adagio–Presto Date: 1712 Instru­men­ta­tion: Haut­bois­t­en (Oboe con­certi­no, Ob 1.2, Cor Ang, Bsn) Lev­el: 4

In 1712 Müller pub­lished in Ams­ter­dam twelve Con­cer­to da cam­era for Haut­bois­t­en of high qual­i­ty, reflect­ing the con­sid­er­able inter­est in this medi­um in Ger­many begin­ning at the end of the sev­en­teenth cen­tu­ry.

Coro­na­tion March for the Emper­or Napoleon by Georg Druschet­zky, mod­ern edi­tion for Har­moniemusik by Craig Dabel­stein. Part of the Maxime’s Music Napoleon Series.

Bel­loli was prin­ci­pal horn at La Scala in Milan and pro­fes­sor of horn at the Con­ser­va­to­rio. A large num­ber of his etudes for all the brass instru­ments are still in the reper­toire.

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.”

Ele­gy on the Death of Garibal­di Amil­care Ponchiel­li (1834–1886) Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–) Date: unknown Instru­men­ta­tion: Con­cert Band Dura­tion: 8:40 Lev­el: 4