A fun fanfare - school performance video

  • This looks like fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7pvr8ZiJTM

    I can't say I kept a straight face... :D

    PS. Might I just remind you that the ZWV 212 6 fanfares have been confirmed as a composition by Zelenka, with a dramatic story telling his involvement in legal case surrounding an incident between the hoftrumpeters about authority and signalling (ending in the dismissal of the Oberhoftrumpeter!), which you can read here, pages 27-29: http://www.acecs.cz/media/cu_2015_04.pdf . I recommend that you read the rest of this most up-to-date publication on Zelenka biography and history

    Relevant quote from p 29:
    '...the journal of the churching ceremony recorded that the
    fanfares heard were newly composed by Zelenka: ‘Auch waren zweÿ Chöre von Trompeten und
    Paucken formiret, und eine ganz neue componirte Musique von den Hr. Zelenka aufgeführet.’
    After examing the evidence presented here it is proposed that the 6 Marcie per la Cavalleria
    (ZWV 212, now listed as ‘Sechs Trompeterfanfaren bzw. Reitermärche’ among the ‘Lost, Doubtful,
    and Falsely Attributed Works’ in the Zelenka literature) should be moved into the canon
    of authentic works by the composer, under the title most likely found on a now lost cover.'

  • Thanks Seb, this was absolutely brilliant to hear! Zelenka's trumpet pieces played freely, and with style and vigour!

    I just want to add for the record, and for my many Forum friends, that I am truly very sorry that these six pieces haven't made it to the official ZWV as promised in the article, even though we provided the very exact documentation of the event in question in 1733 and recommended, as Seb noted above, that the works should be accepted into the official work list. This was research that took me many years to conclude. What hinders these pieces to get an official number in the Zelenka work list is the incredibly strict rules of MGG (die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart), which do not accept works of composers if the manuscripts in question are not signed by the respective composers.


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