Franz Kanefzky

Composer and arranger

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• Year: 1964
• Instrument: Horn
• For HAGE Musikverlag: Composer and arranger
• Activity: Live musician, composer and arranger

Born in 1964 in the Augsburg district. At the age of 12 he started playing the horn and at the same time writing his own compositions. He completed his studies as a horn player at the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg and joined the orchestra of the present Nuremberg State Opera in 1986. In 1991 he joined the Munich Radio Orchestra. Kanefzky's compositions are at home in many genres: chamber music works, choral pieces and instrumental concerts are as much a part of his oeuvre as incidental music or brass symphonies. The composer wrote commissioned works for the Bavarian Radio, the Bavarian State Orchestra and "Die Bühne" Nuremberg, among others. Franz Kanefzky and Konstantin Wecker have enjoyed a fruitful collaboration in the fields of musicals and film music.

Chamber Music:
Three episodes for cor anglais and harp
Adventure for 8 French Horns (for the Munich Music Academy, horn class: Wolfgang Gaag)
Quicky for two for violin and double bass
Pour remonter le moral and Trois pieces faciles for saxophone and harp
Liturgical Fantasy for horn and organ
Impressions Royales for 6 alphorns (for the Herrenchiemsee Festival)
Human Symphony and Nuremberg Symphony for Brass Ensemble and Organ
The Pied Piper of Hameln (flute solo and narrator)
passage (brass quintet)
In principio erat (large brass ensemble)

Arrangements and orchestrations:
Symphonic Gospel Suite for ten brass instruments (for BachBlechBlues)
Gospel Suite for Choir and Wind Instruments
Gypsy Baron Overture for Brass Quintet
Rosenkavalier Suite
Idomeneo Ballet Music
Good Friday Magic
J.S. Bach: Choral preludes for eight to ten horns (for the horn players of the Bavarian State Opera), Pinocchio (orchestration of the K. Wecker musical for BR Munich)
Verschieden aber Satisfied (Orchestration of the K. Wecker Lied for BR Munich)
Mr Bello (orchestration and co-composition of the cinema film of the same name)
Peter Pan - two songs by Konstantin Wecker for the stage version in Dortmund
You know the musicians? - Folk song arrangements for obbligato woodwinds/brass and orchestra
Carmina bavariae for boy, soprano, tenor, baritone, choir and large orchestra
(arranged for Konstantin Wecker as homage to Carl Orff)

Stage works:
Johanna at the stake (incidental music)
The homecoming of Veit Stos (incidental music)
The Judgment (incidental music)
Rembrandt (chamber opera)

Orchestral works
Memoire for String Orchestra and Saxophone
Double concerto for trumpet, horn and orchestra
Concertino for alphorn and strings