Johann Melchior Molter

Johann Melchior Molter Sheet Music

  • Born
    10th February 1696
  • Died
    12th January 1765
  • Birthplace
    Tiefenort, near Eisenach, Germany

Johann Melchior Molter was a German composer and violinist. He was born at Tiefenort, and was educated at the Gymnasium in Eisenach. By 1717 he was working as a violinist in Karlsruhe. He married Maria Salome Rollwagen, with whom he had eight children. From 1719 to 1721 he studied composition in Italy. From 1722 to 1733 he was court Kapellmeister at Karlsruhe. In 1734 he became Kapellmeister at the court of Duke Wilhelm Heinrich of Saxe-Eisenach. Maria died in 1737; by 1742 Molter had married Maria Christina Wagner. In that year he returned to Karlsruhe and began teaching tere. From 1747 to his death Molter was employed by Margrave Carl Friedrich of Baden-Durlach, the son of his first employer. He died at Karlsruhe. Molter's surviving works include an oratorio; several cantatas; over 140 symphonies, overtures, and other works for orchestra; many concertos, including some of the first clarinet concertos ever written; and many chamber pieces. One of Molter's many Trumpet Concertos is the signature piece of C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

Title Form Instrument
La lodoletta che il sole adora, MWV 2.33 Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Instruments
Abbandona il caro nido, MWV 2.22 Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
Care erbette amiche piante, MWV 2.25 Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
Il vostro rigore è un arte, MWV 2.28 Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
In petto ho un certo affanno, MWV 2.26 Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
L'augellin tra verdi fronde, MWV 2.23 Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
L'aure grate il fresco rio, MWV 2.24 Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
Wedding Cantata, MWV 2.16 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Willkomm' mein Prinz, MWV 2.13 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, MWV 6.35 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Cello Concerto in C major, MWV 6.7 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in A major, MWV 6.41 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in D major, MWV 6.36 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in D major, MWV 6.37 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in D major, MWV 6.38 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in D major, MWV 6.39 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in G major, MWV 6.40 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Concertino for 2 Chalumeaus and 2 Horns in F major, MWV 8.9 Concerto Chamber group
Concertino for 2 Flutes and 2 Horns in D major, MWV 8.10 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Concertino for 2 Flutes and 2 Horns in D major, MWV 8.11 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra