Theodore Michaelis

From Wind Repertory Project
Theodore Michaelis


Theodore Michaelis (15 March 1831, Ballenstedt, Germany – 17 November 1887, Hamburg, Germany) was a German composer.

Michaelis was an orchestral player, presumably bass because of his method book for the instrument, and was known for his popular open-air pieces, Die Schmiede im Walde and Die türkische Schaarwache according to his brief entry in the 3rd edition of Baker's A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. His brother Gustav was a producer of musical farces and operettas.

Works for Winds


  • Baker, Theodore. Ramy, Alfred ed.A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Third Edition, 1919. New York: G. Schirmer. pg 611.