November 6, 2015

Mutations from Bach

Samuel Barber

Born March 9, 1910, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Died January 23, 1981, New York, New York

Instrumentation: Orchestral Brass Section and Timpani

Duration: 6 minutes

Composed: 1968

Samuel Barber, Mutations from Bach

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor

Mutations from Bach, compiled and arranged for brass ensemble and timpani by Samuel Barber,...

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Samuel Barber's Commando March was written shortly after the composer enlisted in the United States Army, during World War II. The work was completed in February, 1943 and was premiered on May 23 of that year by the Army Air Force Tactical Training Command Band in Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, most likely with the composer conducting. Fredric V. Grunfeld, a music critic...

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