Instrumentation: String Orchestra
Duration: 7 min
Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia was a dedicated man to the military. His daughter, the gifted amateur composer Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia, wrote several marches for military regimental bands, a genre rarely adopted by women composers. Today she is more remembered for her music library collection, the “Amalien Bibliothek,” which still exists in its entirety, than her musical compositions. The extensive collection of works by contemporary German composers, including C.P.E. Bach, Handel, Telemann and J.S. Bach, is credited helping revive the music of J.S. Bach.