The german Johann Simon Mayr (1763-1845) is one of the wrongfully forgotten composers, except in Italy, where he stayed the better part of his lifetime and became very famous and successful. He wrote many operas, sinfonies and a lot of chamber music as well.
Even more productive in the field of sacred compositions (many of which include an obligato, a solo instrument), Mayr carried the dramatic, theatrical style shown in his stage works into the churches. His melodic music is extraordinary well set and orchestrated, making it hard to believe that his name is rarely mentioned in his home country.
Edition Maulwurf presents a series of Mayr’s works in order to
make his music available to a broader public.
So far pulished:
– Gloria Patri in F for soprano, corno obligato, oboe obligato and strings
– Nisi Dominus for bass, choir SATB, flute, oboe,
clarinet, 2 horns and strings
– Gloria Patri in Es for alto, choir SATB,
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns (1.= obligato)
– Sicut erat for choir and orchestra
– Goria Patri arranged for soprano, horn and organ
– Sextett Nr.1 for oboe, 2 clarinets, horn and 2 bassoons
– Sextett Nr.2 for clarinet, 2 horns, 2 violas and bassoon
– Sextett Nr.3 for oboe, 2 horns, 2 violas and bassoon
– Sextett Nr.4 for 2 clarinets, bassett horn, 2 horns and bassoon
– Sextett Nr.5 for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons