Batalla Imperial I – Cabanilles

Batalla Imperial I – Cabanilles

Juan Cabanilles (1644-1712) studied with Urban de Vargase and  Jeronimo de la Torre, two organists at the Cathedral of Vienna. 

In 1666 he was appointed as principal organist and remained in the position until his death. Cabanilles can be regarded as one of the most well known Valencian composers of music for the organ in the 17th century. He was ordained as a priest on 22 September 1668. 

This is a very successful arrangement of one of his organ works and is suitable either for Wind band or Fanfare band.

Recording: (live) by Fanfare Brass-Aux-Saxes, Westerlo (B) – conducted by Jan van Hove.

Full Recording: CD ➞ “Ejala” 

Publisher: → Bronsheim Music

Roumanian Folkdances – Bela Bartok

Roumanian Folkdances – Bela Bartok

Bela Bartok put a lot of effort into preserving countless folksongs for future generations. He put his own stamp on these songs.

These Romanian dances were originally composed for piano in 1911.

Recording: (live) by Fanfare St. Jozef Buchten (NL) – conducted by Patrick Spelthaen. 

Publisher: → Bronsheim Music

Praeludium Pastorale – Felix Mendelssohn

Praeludium Pastorale – Felix Mendelssohn

As well as his more famous works Felix Mendelssohn also wrote several works for organ. These include six sonatas in a beautiful classic-romantic idiom, in a way which only he could do.

One of these beautiful works is the “Praeludium Pastorale”. In this arrangement for Fanfare Orchestra I have tried to preserve the original as well as possible. 

A delight to the ear.

Recording: by Frysk Fanfare Orkest (NL) – conducted by Jouke Hoekstra.

Full Recording: CD ➞ “Tales from the Fens”

Publisher: → Bronsheim Music

Alles Vergängliche – Gustav Mahler

Alles Vergängliche – Gustav Mahler

This work is the final chorus from Gustav Mahler’s 8th symphony. This monumental work for choir, soloists and orchestra is, partly due to its huge scale, a real “tour de force” for conductor and orchestra.  

In this arrangement the choir is replaced by instruments without detracting from the character and style of the original.

Recording: (live) by Koninklijk Bevers Harmonie Orkest, Beveren-Leie (B) – conducted by Bert Decavel.

Publisher: → Bronsheim Music