There are composers that have gone done in history by just a single composition. One of those is the Italian violinist and composer Vittorio Monti (1868-1922). Around 1904 he wrote “Czardas”, which soon became a favourite among violinists in restaurant and gipsy orchestras. Monti was also conductor of the Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris and wrote music for ballets and operettas.
Csárdás is originally a Hungarian folk dance with a slow part (lassu) and a fast part (friska). The virtuoso solo in this arrangement for brass band is written for euphonium and marimba.
Jerker Johansson (born 1967) studied percussion, composition and conducting at Göteborg University School of Music. 1992-2004 he was appointed conductor and artistic leader with GöteborgsMusiken (Göteborg Wind Orchestra) and from 1998-2003 also conductor with Royal Swedish Air Force Band.
His many recordings for Naxos, from contemporary to lighter classical repertoire, have sold more than half a million Cd:s. Beside his work as composer and arranger he keeps a busy schedule as percussionist and guest conductor.
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Folk music, Transcribed music|
|Instrumentation||Brass band, Concert band with soloist - vocal or instrumental soloist|
|Series||Noteservice Brass Band Entertainment|