Richard Strauss, composer
The full band is not used in this composition, but rather a small wind
ensemble consisting of pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, a
quartet of horns, and tuba.
Strauss was a schoolboy when he composed this piece, yet it is a mature
composition with precursors of Til Eulenspeigel.
The Serenade impressed noted conductor Hans von Bulow and led to
Strauss’ career as a composer and conductor.