POST HORN GALOP for orchestra
Goodmusic Concert Cameos No.27
Catalogue Number: GMCA027
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Orchestration: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba. Timpani
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)
Solo Post Horn or Trumpet or Cornet in Bb
Hermann Louis Koenig was born in Germany in 1815. He moved to London and became famous as a cornet soloist. He was also a successful composer, publisher, music educator and heavily involved in designing cornets, specifically the Koenig Cornet. He was part of Louis Jullien’s famous Drury Lane Orchestra in the early 1840s. In 1853 Louis Jullien handpicked twenty-seven musicians including Koenig to form an orchestra to tour the United States. This was the first major tour of a European Orchestra in the New World. They incorporated a further one hundred American musicians during their travels. In 1855 he was involved in designing, developing, and marketing the Koenig Cornet in F for the French instrument-maker Antoine Courtois. Over the next couple of years, he was busy developing two further cornets for Courtois.
Only a few of his compositions exist today, his most famous being the Post Horn Galop. He was the soloist when the piece was first performed at a winter concert in Covent Garden in 1844.
A PACK includes a full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.
Duration 3 minutes