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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.
Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, Hector Berlioz, modern edition by David Whitwell. Berlioz composed his Symphony for Band in honor of Frenchmen killed in an uprising in 1830.
Morceau d'Élévation, Alto Saxophone solo with Concert Band by Victor Buot (d. 1883), modern edition by Craig Dabelstein (1973–). Victor Buot was Chief of the Artillery Band of the National Guard in France.
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.
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.
Marche heroique, for the return of the remains of Napoleon to Paris, by Fromental Halevy, modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell.
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.
Kling was born in Paris, the son of a German father and a French mother. Well-known to modern horn students for his etudes, he was a professor at the Geneva Conservatory from 1865 to 1918.
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.
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).
Marcia Funebre in Honor of Manzoni, by Amilcare Ponchielli, modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell. An elegy of profound emotional depth.
Sinfonia in B-flat Minor by Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–1886), modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–). Ponchielli served as the conductor of the Cremona Civic Band, for whom he composed more than 70 original works and an equal number of transcriptions.
Sinfonia in F Minor by Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–1886), modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–). Ponchielli served as the conductor of the Cremona Civic Band, for whom he composed more than 70 original works and an equal number of transcriptions.
Symphony for Band, composed by Anton Reicha in 1815, modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell. This Symphony is one of the great monuments of the repertoire for the wind band.
Orient et Occident, Op. 25 by Camille Saint-Saëns and modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell. Composed for a gala evening of the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts in October, 1869.
Savazzini’s Sinfonia for band is dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II (1820–1879), King of Italy.
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.
Huldigungsmarsch by Richard Wagner, modern edition for concert band by David Whitwell. First performed by three combined infantry bands on 25 August 1864.
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.
Berlioz heard a performance of the Wieprecht Trauermarsch and spoke of it in his autobiography: "a very fine and well-written funeral march."