Concerto for Horn composed by Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870). Arranged by Roger Niese. For Solo Horn, Piccolo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets, Flugel Horn, 3 Horns, 3 Trombones, Baritone, Tuba. Grade 3. Full score and set of parts. Duration 6 minutes. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM445-SET).
While Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870) may not have retained the international celebrity of Gaetano Donizetti or Gioachino Rossini beyond his own lifetime, he composed as impressive a number of works as either; and his development of operatic structures, melodic styles and orchestration contributed significantly to the foundations upon which Giuseppe Verdi built his dramatic technique. In 1817 Mercadante was made conductor of the college orchestra, composing a number of symphonies, and concertos for various instruments - including six for flute and a concerto for Horn.