February 12, 2018



Born: May, 22 1833, Leipzig, Germany

Composed: 1864

Duration: 7 minutes

On the same day that his father, King Maximilian II died, on March 10th 1864, Ludwig II was crowned as his successor, aged 18. Several years previously, in 1861, he had heard Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” and “Lohengrin”, which was the beginning of an almost “addictive” affinity to his music. Immediately...

April 7, 2016

Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March

Richard Wagner

Born: May 22, 1813, Leipzig, Germany

Died: February 13, 1883, Venice, Italy

Original Instrumentation: Orchestra

Duration: 8 minutes

Composed: 1850-1874

Arranged: 1914, V. F. Safranek

Richard Wagner, Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March, arr. V. F. Safranek

Jianguo High School Alumni Band

Wagner’s epic preliminary evening and three days in the lif...

October 22, 2010

Written for the moving of Carl Maria von Weber's body from London back to Germany. The piece was composed for a large wind band and uses themes from "Euryanthe" as the basis for melodic material. The piece was originally edited by Erik Leidzen under the title Trauersinfonie, but a new edition by John Boyd and Michael Votta been recently published under the title Trauermusik. Below you...

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