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Johann Nepomuk Král was born in Mainz as son of a musician who served with Infantry Regiment (IR) No. 35. Král’s father later became city music director in Mainz and he was also responsible for the thorough musical education of his son. After having performed in the orchestra of his father for some time, Král accepted a first musical engagement in Amsterdam. Soon, however, he moved back to Austria-Hungary. In 1866 he was employed as a military bandmaster in Infantry Regiment (IR) No. 13, and with that unit he fought in the war against Prussia. In the years to come he served as a military bandmaster of Infantry Regiments No. 20, 36, 17, 38, 24 and finally IR No. 23 until 1895. Upon retirement as regimental bandmaster of IR 38 he performed in Vienna with his own “Civilian Elite Orchestra”. Though certain sources speak of “successful activities”, he did not remain without the uniform for a long time, as in the following year he joined the ranks of regimental bandmasters again, this time serving with IR 23. Král died in Tulln one year after leaving IR 23 as regimental bandmaster.

Johann Nepomuk Král who has remained to be one of the renowned regimental bandmasters of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, served in the major cities of the empire and kingdom during this tenure as military bandmaster, namely in Vienna, Budapest, and Prague, but also in Olomouc and Mlada Boleslav. His fame as regimental bandmaster clearly results from his Opus 51, the “Brucker-Lager-Marsch” (“Bruck Encampment March”) dating back to 1874. As early as 1858 efforts were made to purchase the grounds for a military encampment in the vicinity of the imperial residence. Finally, in 1866 the responsible authorities succeeded in buying the terrain needed for this military camp. The large encampment – today we would probably speak of a military training area – in Bruck on the Leitha was located near that river that separated the so-called German from the Hungarian administered provinces of the monarchy, or to use another term, it separated the Cis- from the Transleithanian provinces. The lively march in question was dedicated to the officers of Infantry Regiment No. 13 where Johann Nepomuk Král served as regimental bandmaster from 1866 to 1875. It is interesting to note that the march which is well known in Germany too, was included in the Army Manual 34 “List of German Army Marches” as a march for the mounted troops, namely army march IIIB,92.

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