Franz Bühler (also written Bihler: 1760 - 1824), was a
Benedictine monk, musician and composer. At the age of
ten, he studied music with the choirmaster in the
Neresheim Benedictine abbey, local high school, where
he learned to play the piano and the basso continuo.
From 1775 he studied theology at Augsburg, philosophy
and music. In 1778 he entered the Donauwörther
Benedictine Holy Cross , where Abbot Celestine II under
the care of the music at the monastery experienced a
special promotion. In 1784 he was ordained a priest.
Here he received from the composer Antonio Rosetti
teaching, who played at nearby Oettingen-Wallerstein in
the local royal court orchestra. 1794 Buhler left the
monastery to take the place of the pin organist in
Bolzano. In 1801 he became the Augsburg
Domkapellmeister appointed. Buhler left behind an
extensive work on compositions, especially of sacred
Although his Grande Sonate in E-flat Major was written
for Piano, Clarinet, Horns and Strings, I created this
arrangement of the 1st Movement (Allegro Brillante),
2nd Movement (Romance) and 3rd Movement (Rondo:Presto)
for Bb Clarinet and Acoustic Piano.