BHB Harmoniemusik Editions
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Eight marches by H. B. Schroeder (1750 – 1819/1820) edited by Nessa Glen for 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, serpent, timpani or piano or harp (SAR 0134)
Excerpts from accompanying notes and commentary
by Nessa Glenn:
“Most composers of marches during the period after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period wrote only one or a pair of pieces. Schroeder was an exception, composing at least 11 marches (3 published posthumously in piano version only). It is most unfortunate that facts about him are so sparse, even to having no information as to his forenames.
He composed a number of songs between 1785 and c. 1805, including pieces celebrating the battle of Trafalgar, the Chelsea Pensioners and the dangers of leaving response to events from love affairs to the threat of military action too late . . . .
His excellent marches include several for the Berkshire Militia, composed ‘at the request of W. W. Jones, Late of the Berkshire Band', as well as a pair for the West London Militia and what may be a pair dedicated to the Dukes of York and Clarence. Most of the marches include a version for piano or harp and it is likely that Schroeder was a teacher of these instruments. . . .”
by Nessa Glenn
“Schroeder's works, mostly from 1796 (after the failed French invasion of Ireland ), are excellent pieces, and the timpani parts in several add great interest.” Jon Gillespie