German musician Carl Teike was a military musician, playing amongst other instruments, the French Horn. He composed Alte Kameraden (Old Comrades) in 1889, and was less than pleased with his bandmaster’s reception to it – he suggested that Teike throw it on the fire. He promptly left the military and a cluey publisher picked up the march, which has become extremely popular – the most popular of all his over one hundred marches.
This brass quintet arrangement is a delightful addition to any program, and in an extra tribute to the composer, the French horn is featured in the trio.
parts included: Trumpet 1, 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba