Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Military tattoo and torchlit procession in the company of the Emperor Ferdinand

Venue: Prague Castle

Event type: State or civil events

Date: 17/10/1850 pm (evening)

Programme of unspecified works, ending with:

General participants:
  • ensemble of Infantry Regiment of Baron von Wimpffen: participating ensemble
  • ensemble of Infantry Regiment of Count Wohlgemuth: participating ensemble
  • ensemble of Imperial First Field Artillery Regiment of Franz Joseph: participating ensemble
  • ensemble of the Royal 13th Rifles Battalion: participating ensemble
  • ensemble of the Royal 15th Rifles Battalion: participating ensemble
HAYDN, Franz Joseph : Austrian national hymn [anthem], vv
STRAUSS, Johann Baptist : march Radetzky, orch, op.228

Commentary:

The Lokalzeitung section of Bohemia 20/10/1850 reported that a military tattoo and torchlit procession in the company of His Majesty the Emperor Ferdinand had taken place in Prague Castle on Thursday. The music bands of the regiments of Wimpffen, Wohlgemuth, of the First Artillery Regiment and of the 13th and 15th J├Ąger-Battalions had performed miscellaneous [unspecified] compositions. At the end of the event all of the ensembles played the Volkslied [certainly the National Anthem, usually specified as the Volkshymne] and the Radetzky March.


Summary of sources:

Bohemia, ein Unterhaltungsblatt (20/10/1850)