Michael: Complete Wind Chamber Music

Series: American Music  Publisher: A-R Editions, American Musicological Society
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David Moritz Michael
Complete Wind Chamber Music

Edited by Nola Reed Knouse

MU16/A059 Michael: Complete Wind Chamber Music
978-0-89579-599-1 Full Score (2006) 9x12, l + 386 pp.
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Performance Parts

Instrumental Part(s) (2006)
Set of 6 parts (cl. 1, cl. 2, hn. 1, hn. 2, bn. 1, bn. 2)

Instrumental Part(s) (2006)
Set of 5 parts (cl. 1, cl. 2, hn. 1, hn. 2, bn. )

Instrumental Part(s) (2006)
Set of 6 parts (cl. 1, cl. 2, hn. 1, hn. 2, bn. 1, bn. 2)

Instrumental Part(s) (2006)
Set of 8 parts (fl., tpt., cl. 1, cl. 2, hn. 1, hn. 2, bn. 1, bn. 2 )
The complete wind chamber music of David Moritz Michael (1751–1827) is contained in the sixteen multi-movement works in this volume. The scores are based on manuscript sources and have been edited by Nola Reed Knouse, who has been director of research of programs for the Moravian Music Foundation since 1992. Scorings for the works (as with the familiar Harmoniemusik) begin with paired clarinets, horns, and one or two bassoon parts, and to this basic ensemble a single trumpet or flute is sometimes added. Michael trained as a bandsman in Westphalia before he joined the Moravian Church and moved to the USA, where he spent most of life teaching in and composing music for various Moravian settlements in Pennsylvania. As Knouse notes in her introductory essay, Moravian music in general is noteworthy because of its craftsmanship, musicality, and sincere portrayal of spiritual values, and these works are representative of this standard. Written for capable amateurs, these works generally avoid virtuosic display, but they are never simplistic or condescending.
Bestimmt zu einer Wasserfahrt auf der Lecha
Bey einer Quelle zu blasen. Suiten
  Pars 1
  Pars 2
  Pars 3
Parthien I–XIV