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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: August 15, 2020

This edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features music composed by one of the most influential of all military band leaders. Wilhelm Wieprecht was a German composer, conductor, and arranger who lived from 1802 to 1872. His influence over wind-band music is probably the greatest of any single human. Even though he started out as a violin player and was a member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, he was inspired to become a military musician when he heard a military band playing the overture to Mozart's Figaro as it marched through the streets of Berlin. With the Berlin court instrument maker Johann Gottfried Moritz, Wieprecht invented the tuba, for which he received a patent in 1835. He established the standard instrumentation for military bands still used to this day, except for saxophones. He didn’t include saxophones because they hadn’t been invented yet.

  1. Parademarsch
    Composer:  Wilhelm Wieprecht (1802-1872)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 1 Munich
    Album:  Gute Unterhaltung
     
  2. Frederick the Great Polka
    Composer:  Wilhelm Wieprecht (1802-1872)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 4 Berlin
    Album:  Berliner Luft
     
  3. Frederick the Great Grenadier March
    Composer:  Ferdinand Radeck (1828-1903)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 4 Berlin
    Album:  Berliner Luft
     
  4. Colossus of Rhodes
    Composer:  Erick Debs
    Performer:  Philharmonic Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
     
  5. Krakowiak Polka
    Composer:  Oskar Nedbal (1874-1930)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Band of Motzarteum Salzburg
    Album:  Musical Gems from Bohemia and Vienna
     
  6. Kleiner Anzeiger
    Composer:  Josef Hellmesberger (1855-1907)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Band of Motzarteum Salzburg
    Album:  Musical Gems from Bohemia and Vienna
     
  7. March in B Major 1750
    Composer:  Prince August Wilhelm (1722-1758)
    Performer:  German Army Staff Band Berlin
    Album:  Prussian Army Marches
     
  8. March in E Flat 1751
    Composer:  Prince August Wilhelm (1722-1758)
    Performer:  German Army Staff Band Berlin
    Album:  Prussian Army Marches
     
  9. Boneyard Shuffle (recorded 1926)
    Composer:  Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981)
    Performer:  Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
    Album:  1926-1930
     
  10. Wabash Blues (recorded 1926)
    Composer:  Dave Ringle (lyrics, 1893-1965) & Fred Meinken (music, 1882-1958)
    Performer:  Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
    Album:  1926-1930
     
  11. Shakespeare Pictures: Much Ado About Nothing
    Composer:  Nigel Hess (1953- )
    Performer:  Central Band of the Royal Air Force
    Album:  Works for Symphonic Wind Orchestra
     
  12. Shakespeare Pictures: Winter's Tale
    Composer:  Nigel Hess (1953- )
    Performer:  Central Band of the Royal Air Force
    Album:  Works for Symphonic Wind Orchestra
     
  13. Shakespeare Pictures: Julius Ceasar: Entry to the Senate
    Composer:  Nigel Hess (1953- )
    Performer:  Central Band of the Royal Air Force
    Album:  Works for Symphonic Wind Orchestra
     
  14. Andante from "Three Brief Pieces for Wind Quintet"
    Composer:  Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
    Performer:  Athena Ensemble
    Album:  Gounod, Poulenc, Ibert
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

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