Franz Joseph Strauss (1822 - 1905) was a German musician. He was a composer, principal horn player of the 'Bavarian Court Opera' for more than 40 years, a teacher at the 'Royal School of Music', Munich, and a conductor. Strauss is perhaps best known as the father of the composer Richard Strauss, on whose early musical development he was a great influence.
As a composer, Strauss senior is remembered for his works for the horn. They include two concertos and numerous smaller works, amongst these his 'Nocturne opus 7'.
Italian arranger Matteo Firmi transcribed this nocturne for Horn solo with accompaniment of a Clarinet Choir.