Edited by: Bernhard Habla
Johann Kliment, Vienna / Austria
IGEB Reprints and Manuscripts
exploration of wind music
In accordance with the international orientation of IGEB, writings of all countries and languages will be accepted into the series, and suggestions from members for future selections are most welcome.
The goal of the IGEB Reprints and Manuscripts series will be achieved if directors, musicians, scholars and devotees of wind music are able to further their own interests and research by being able to acquire personal copies of rare out-of-print publications.
Historische Märsche und sonstige
Compositionen für das kaiserliche und königliche Heer,
ed. Friedrich Anzenberger
The first volume in the series is Historical Marches and other compositions for the Imperial and Royal Army (Historische Märsche und sonstige Compositionen für das kaiserliche und königliche Heer), a reprint of a collection of 39 regimental and 10 miscellaneous Austrian marches published in full score by Eberle in Vienna in 1895. With an introduction and notes in German and English, this collection is a valuable resource in the history of the military music of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The volume of Historical Marches ... is available from Musikverlag Johann Kliment, Kolingasse 15, A-1090 Vienna, Fax: 0043-1-3100827 or for members, directly from IGEB, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Leonhardstraße 15, A-8010 Graz, AustriaVolume 2
Andreas Nemetz, Allgemeine Musikschule für MilitärMusik, Wien , pp. 133, pictures and music examples
ed. Friedrich Anzenberger
Allgemeine Musikschule für Militärmusik (Universal Music School for
Military Music) by Andreas Nemetz (1799-1846) is a classic in the
field of band history. With only a few original copies extant, the
work is now available in a handsome reprint edition. Friedrich
Anzenberger has prepared an introduction (in German and English)
outlining the life of this "diligent regimental bandmaster." He has
also resolved some of the questions associated with the original
edition, such as (1) the year of publication, 1844, (2) that the
instructions for the flügelhorn are the first in the German-speaking
area, (3) that the Manövrier-Marsch (Maneuver March), p. 101, is an
earlier form of the eight-bar drum roll-off (Einschlagen) used in
Austria today to signal the beginning of a march, proving a century
and a half-old tradition, and (4) that the arrangement of the
emperor's hymn "Gott erhalte" printed in this book, presumably by
Nemetz, is actually by Andreas Leonhardt. (page XVI). [Wolfgang
Adam Kappey, Military
Music. A History of Wind-Instrumental Bands, London
, 100 + XVII pages,
Introduction by John Ambler
From the preface:
Kappey’s work is recognized as the first book in English to deal with the history of military music and its instruments. The author, a versatile conductor, composer and arranger born in the Rhineland and working mainly in nineteenth-century England, organized his work into three sections dealing with
Music in Ancient Times
Kappey gives the background and reason for writing his book at the beginning of his treatise (p. 1): he bemoans the fact that the music of the people, by which he means military and wind music, has been totally ignored in musical histories, a situation that unfortunately still has not been remedied. Based on facts and objectively sound, written in an easily comprehensible English language, he took a step to remedy this deficiency and wrote an extremely interesting work, which, with its many pictures of musical instruments, remains wholly significant even today.
Griffiths, The Military Band. How to Form, Train, and Arrange for
Reed and Brass Bands,
Introduction by Gordon Turner
On of the first books on orchestration for military wind bands in english spoken area
Available at the IGEB-office or at publishing house
The Royal Prussian Armee-March Collection 1817-1839
ed. by Achim Hofer
Volume 5.1: Achim Hofer, Die „Königlich Preußische Armeemarschsammlung“ 1817-1839.
Entstehung – Umfeld – Beschreibung (Vienna: Johann Kliment, 2007).
Volumes 5.2 - 5.5: Achim
Hofer (Ed.), Die „Königlich Preußische Armeemarschsammlung“ 1817-1839
In 1839, Schlesinger in Berlin gathered the 114 marches of the “Königlich Preußischen Armeemärsche” [Royal Prussian Army March Collection] that had been published as single scores since 1817 and published them in four volumes. IGEB Reprints volumes 5.2 to 5.5 contain a complete reprint of this musical rarity, from the copy in the Deutschen Staatsbibliothek Berlin [German State Library, Berlin].
Volume 5.1, available separately, provides a textual introduction and commentary: part one reviews what is known about this collection, its genesis, sources, German-Russian relationships, composers, arrangers, titles, tempos, dates and instrumentations. The author shows that the first marches of this collection originated in the “Kaiserlich Russischen Armeemarschsammlung” [Imperial Russian Army March Collection] found in the State Library of Moscow. Part two lists all the marches with their original titles and often with new knowledge about the composers, arrangers, musical origins and editions for different instrumentations.
Text and reprints clearly demonstrate the importance of the collection for the history and instrumentation of the march in the early 19th century (for example, march no.114 includes the newly invented tuba for the first time). Even more, one can see that the march melodies have been an important part of nineteenth-century musical development, the emergence of “popular music.”
These reprints make it possible for experts and all interested people to obtain inexpensive editions of these famous but very rare volumes of the “Königlich Preußischen Armeemärsche.”
the foreword by Bernhard Habla:
This method book covers all of the trumpet types available in the first third of the 19th century: the Einfache Trompete (natural trumpet), the Klappentrompete (keyed trumpet) and the Maschintrompete (valve trumpet). Nemetz describes the possibilities of each type, explains its technical function and provides exercises.
Available at the IGEB-office or at publishing house Kliment, Vienna
August Kalkbrenner, Wilhelm Wieprecht. His Life and Work. Including
Excerpts of his Letters, Berlin 1882
This outstanding edition is a nearly exact translation of the original 1882 Berlin volume. We believe the translation, by L. Keating Johnson, will prove to be an excellent version that aligns by page to the original version. The edition was prepared by Verenal Paul. Manfred Heidler provided an introduction to the text.
Available at the IGEB office or at publishing house Kliment, Viennna / Austria