Happy Birdling of the Forest, Op.63 (Wallace, William Vincent)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Flute and Piano (Wetzger)
|Work Title||Happy Birdling of the Forest|
|Composer||Wallace, William Vincent|
|First Performance||probably Catherine Hayes, John A. Kyle, composer at piano?, unspecified location and date (by 1852 however)|
|First Publication||by 1852|
|Dedication||composed for Miss Catherine Hayes (1818 or 1825?–1861), soprano, with flute obbligato performed by John A. Kyle (ca.1810–1870)|
|Instrumentation||Soprano, flute, piano|
The original (in a New York publication) is scanned in at LoC (will download it from there and post it here when I am back at my home computer in a couple of days :) - the link is here. - Schissel
A research study from Florida State ("Flute Performance Practice in the United States (1870–1900: An Exploration of the Repertoire and Writings of American Flutists Sidney Lanier and Henry Clay Wysham" by Ellen C. Johnson, dissertation, available online) indicates that either Lanier or Wysham performed this song at least once (if not more often - no composer is listed by the dissertation's author, by the way) during the period 1870–1900 also (on 23 Dec. 1874), so (arguably) the work still remained at least marginally in the repertoire at that time.