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In 1739 Joseph Arnold Gross was appointed Court Trumpeter at the Electoral
court in Munich. He was also a violinist and in 1746 became concertmaster of
the ballet, followed, a year later, by appointment as Spielgraf, with duties
extending to the licensing and administration of the activities of itinerant
musicians in Bavaria. Gross's compositions included some two hundred fanfares
and a Trumpet Concerto, evidence of his own high degree of technical ability.