ANTONIO ROSETTI (1746-1792): Parthia in F for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 3 Horns, 2 Bassoons and Double Bassoon, LOUIS SPOHR (1784-1859): Notturno für Harmoniemusik und Jantischarenmusik in C for 2 Piccolos, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, Double Bassoon, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, Posthorn, Bass Horn, Bass Trombone, Triangle, Bass Drum and Cymbals, Op. 34, LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Wellington's Victory (version for "full Turkish band").
Catalogue Number: 04J043
Reference: ACC 10060
Description: Rosetti's rather straightforward pieces of outdoor music from 1785 is joined by conglomerations of extra winds and percussion in Spohr's 1815 Notturno while the contemporary arrangement of the Beethoven adds two more horns, three more clarinets, a serpent, side drum, drum band and cannons to the forces in the Spohr, to provide a highly seasoned version of the "Turkish music" which was all the rage in the early 19th century. The original instruments make a truly glorious noise. Octophorus; Paul Dombrecht. Original 1988 Accent release.