Der Rattenfänger von Hameln (Neuendorff, Adolf)
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German / English
Fred Williams, English text (fl.1880s?)
New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1881. Plate E.S. & Co. 1084.
(better-cleaned and smudges-removed version of act 4 file brought to you courtesy of User Cypressdome- thanks!!)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano Solo (Kölling)
Carl Kölling (1831–1914)
New York: Edward Shuberth & Co., 1881. Plate E.S. & Co. 709.
Original scans: 400dpi, black and white tif files approximately 4500 by 6000 pixels. Cleaned up, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins.
|Work Title||Der Rattenfänger von Hameln|
|Alternative Title||The Pied Piper/Rat Charmer of Hamelin. Comic opera (or operetta) in 4 acts|
|First Publication||1881 – New York: Edward Schuberth & Co.|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Voices, chorus, orchestra|
Schuberth also released (as seems to have been common practice) various selections and arrangements in 1881, which advertised the above potpourri as well as:
- Complete Vocal Score. With English and German words.
- Complete Piano Score.
- The Rat Charmer’s Song.
- Song of Love.
- Drinking Song.
- Rhine Wine Song.
- Woman’s Love.
- Song of Lisa.
- Potpourri for Pianoforte (Kölling).
- Song of Lisa & Rat-Charmer’s Song (easy and brilliant transcription). (This last only on later covers)
At least one 4 minute highlight recorded by Wunderlich in 1962, but not yet, it would seem, the whole opera... (likewise "Wandern, ach wandern : Lied des Rattenfängers" was recorded by Richard Tauber and, in 78 days, by Carl Schlegel. It's probably the theme varied by Wilhelm Popp in his Op.330 flute piece, for instance.