Biography of Giovanni Simone Mayr (1763-1845)

Born in Mendorf (Bavaria) in a family of teachers and organists
Studies of theology and law in Ingolstadt at the Jesuit order
Music education at C. Lenzi in Bergamo
Continuation of musical studies in Venice with Bertoni. Acquaintance of Piccini and Peter von Winter
From this year on he wrote each year two or three operas. All of them were played on European stages very successfully.
Band master of San Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, countless clergy compositions
Teacher for composition at the music institute in Bergamo, among his students was Donizetti
He dies amaurotic in Bergamo
His operas stand out due to the unconventional instrumentation and were very popular until Rossini turned up.

Sheet music for flute:

12 Bagatellen a 3
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. No. 1 Allegretto non tanto (F-Dur)
  2. No. 2 Andantino + 4 Variationen (F-Dur)
  3. No. 3 Andante non troppo (F-Dur)
  4. No. 4 Allegro (F-Dur)
  5. No. 5 Andantino (B-Dur)
  6. No. 6 Allegro (F-Dur)
  7. No. 7 Tempo di marcia (B-Dur)
  8. No. 8 Allegretto (B-Dur)
  9. No. 9 dolce (F-Dur)
  10. No. 10 Allegro non tanto (F-Dur)
  11. No. 11 Adagio - Allegro moderato (F-dur)
  12. No. 12 Scherzo (F-Dur)
Musically quite conventional, fits the name (bagatell). Partly a bit like from an opera.
Last edit 02.11.2012