Symphony No. 8
By Johann Stamitz / arr. Bob Phillips
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Representing the transition from the Baroque to Classical period, Johann Stamitz's (1717-1757) Symphony No. 8 reflects the composer's involvement in the Mannheim School where he was one of the primary conductors in the mid-1700s. This accessible arrangement maintains the beautiful musical clarity of the original and retains the feel of playing original string orchestra literature. Written for success, this piece is in G major and all parts stay in first-position with easy rhythms.