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Commemoration Symphony

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Anton Reicha

Anton Reicha (trans. David Whitwell)

This work is also known by its title in French: Musique pour célébrer le Mémorie des Grands Hommes qui se sont Illustrés au Service de la Nation Française.

General Info

Year: 1815 / 197-?
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Whitwell Books
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


1. Adagio-Allegro - 8:35
2. Adagio (Theme and Variations) - 6:38
3. Marche funebre, Maestoso un poco adagio
4. Poco Presto - 4:53


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Timpani (also plays Canon)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tenor Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Commemoration Symphony for band was composed in 1815 as part of the ceremonies associated with the reburial of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. In order to make the work accessible for outdoor use, Reicha gave alternative instructions for enlarging the work for three bands.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Reicha, A.; Whitwell, D. (197-?]. Commemoration Symphony [score]. D. Whitwell: Northridge, Calif.