Wieprecht, Notturno pour harmonie, op. 8

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Wilhelm Wieprecht (1802–1872) was the person most responsible for the development of military bands in the nineteenth century. His Notturno, Op. 8, is an original composition of considerable taste.

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Not­turno pour har­monie, op. 8
Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: c. 1810–1820
Instru­men­ta­tion: Wind Ensemble
Dura­tion: 36:00
Lev­el: 4

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Wil­helm Wieprecht (1802–1872) was the per­son most respon­si­ble for the devel­op­ment of mil­i­tary bands in the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry. He was per­son­al­ly an inven­tor of instru­ments, in par­tic­u­lar the mod­ern tuba, and he arranged numer­ous ear­ly mil­i­tary march­es to be includ­ed in the great Army Music Cat­a­log begun in 1817. Extant doc­u­ments prove he was a thought­ful musi­cian and an effec­tive con­duc­tor, win­ning a gold medal in the most famous band con­test ever held, in Paris in 1867.

His Not­turno, Op. 8, is an orig­i­nal com­po­si­tion of con­sid­er­able taste, sug­gest­ing that if his time had not been tak­en over by his duties with mil­i­tary bands he might have gained a con­sid­er­able rep­u­ta­tion as a composer.
Our best guess is that the work was com­posed in the sec­ond decade of the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry, while Wieprecht was work­ing as a court musi­cian and before his involve­ment in mil­i­tary music in about 1817.