Thanks to the World Wide Web and all who are following their passion and creating this amazing reference, with the online music library of public domain material: IMSLP, a number of works have come to my attention from moderately obscure composers which I'm happy to present here.
When I first downloaded the Du Puy in around 2010, it wasn't known who this person was. Now as I finalize this recording a second work has been added which I added to the end of the CD, the quartetto, and a picture and biography of Du Puy have been added to that site.
Not much is known about Comte de Champigny, and in my Web search about him I came up with only genealogy possibilities. Based on his style, I would assume that his music is from the 1830s or 40s.
The Javault Was published around 1821, and is for horns in different keys. a composer writing for horns in different keys to me seems like a monumental task. It is a process of fitting melodies to the harmonic series of each key, which is the open tones of a horn and interweaving the different keys to make melodies and accompaniments.
As I type these notes, I have been magically given a two line biography of Johann Peter Heuschekel (4 January 1773, Harras near Eisfeld – 5 December 1853, Biebrich), was a German, oboist, organist, music teacher and composer. From 1792 Heuschkel was oboist and later also organist in Hildburghausen. He is best remembered for being the teacher of Carl Maria von Weber (1796) . In 1818 he became court music teacher at Biebrich. As a composer, Heuschkel wrote mostly wind music, oboe concertos, piano sonatas, and songs.
Track one: Polka “le Tonnerre a la Voile” by Comte de Champigny
Tracks two & three: Horn Trio by Edouard Du Puy
Tracks four through nine: Six Pieces for Three Horns by Johann Heuschkel
Tracks ten through eighteen: Three Quartets for 4 Horns by Alexandre Javault
Track nineteen: Quartetto for Horns by Edouard Du Puy