Johann Stamitz is considered the founding father of the Mannheim school of musical innovation. His two sons, Carl and Anton, were important members of the group, as well. He was instrumental in setting the four-movement symphonic structure and the sonata form.Concertmaster of the Orchestra in Mannheim, Stamitz wrote more than fifty symphonies and many other works. This work has been credited to Stamitz, though he wrote little for the Trumpet and the title page of the work bears no signature. Some scholars believe the work to be that of Johann Georg Holzbogen. It has been recorded, however, as Concerto in D for Trumpet and the missing parts have been reconstructed by composer and arranger Alan Boustead.The style of the work falls in the time between our later delineations of the Baroque and Classical eras and the writing is typical, energetic, with quite an exciting solo part for the Trumpet.