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138               MILITARY MUSIC AND ITS STORY.
Musique Militaire"), which had existed since 1836, was abolished in 1856, the government arranging for a mili­tary music class to be started at the Conservatoire, under the professors from the "Gymnase de Musique Militaire." This was suppressed soon after the Franco-Prussian war, although Sax, who had charge of the class, offered to continue his services without any payment.4
Prussia, with Wieprecht still at the head of affairs, continued in good form, and was able to demonstrate its superiority by carrying off the first prize at the great international contest held at Paris in 1867. Among the adjudicators were Georges Kastner, Ambroise Thomas, Delibes, Von Bulow, Felicien David, Hanslick, etc. The test piece was the overture, " Oberon," and the result:5
Award
State
Band S
TRENGTHj CONDUCTOR
First
Prussia
Massed Bands of two Regiments of Guards
Wieprecht
N
France
" Garde de Paris"
56
Paulus
»»
Austria
Seventy-third Regiment
76
Zimmermann
Second
Bavaria
First Infantry Regiment
51
Siebenkas
t>
Russia
Mounted Guards
71
Dorfeld
»»
France
Mounted Guides
62
Cressonois
Third
Holland
Massed Bands of Chasseurs and Grenadiers
56
Dunkler
It
Baden
Grenadier Regiment
54
Burg
Fourth
Belgium
Massed Bands of Guides and Grenadier Regiment
59
Bender
it
Spain
First Engineer Corps
64
Maimo
'Neukomm, "Histoire de la Musique Militaire," 1889. *"La Musique Populaire," 1867.
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