Richard Wagner, composer
Huldigungsmarsch (Homage March) was written in Starnberg, near
Munich, in 1864 "for the 19th birthday of His Majesty King Ludwig II," and was
perfomrd to greet the young king on October 5, 1864 by the combined bands
of three infantry regiments stationed in Munich, under the baton of the
This, the first of Wagner’s three large-scale marches, already speaks the
language of the mature composer who is certain not only of his technique but
of his desired goal.
Wagner’s legacy of original works for the wind ensemble is extremely small.
This march, with its confident melodic lines and rich counterpoint, is his