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.
Prelude, BWV 922 by Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed for concert band by David Whitwell. The Prelude, BWV 922, is an extraordinary example of minimalism. Bach's seemingly endless variations on so simple a figure is a textbook case of harmonic development.
Siegessinfonie by Ludwig van Beethoven, modern edition for wind ensemble by David Whitwell. The original band composition survives in a presentation copy by Beethoven’s copyist, with the composer’s corrections and a title page entirely in his hand.