12 Songs of Various Nationalities, WoO 157 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)



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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1861]. Plate 4258-4259.
Misc. Notes Publication of book 2 announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1861), p.88.
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Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 24:
Lieder mit Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncell, Nr.259

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[n.d.[1864]]. Plate B.259.
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General Information

Work Title 12 Songs of Various Nationalities
Alternative. Title
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 157
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 245
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs:
  1. God save the King. Maestoso con molto spirito (B major)
  2. The Soldier. Maestoso risoluto ed eroico (F major)
  3. Charlie is my Darling. Allegretto con anima (D minor)
  4. O Sanctissima. Andante con moto, ma con pietà (F major)
  5. The Miller of Dee. Allegretto con brio (C minor)
  6. A Health to the Brave. Alla marcia (F major)
  7. Robin Adair. Andante amoroso (C major)
  8. By the Side of the Shannon. Allegro più tosto, scherzando (G major)
  9. Highlander’s Lament. Espressivo (E minor)
  10. Sir Johnnie Cope. Marcia, Allegretto spritioso e semplice (E major)
  11. The Wandering Minstrel. Andantino quasi allegretto (B major)
  12. La gondoletta. Allegretto scherzando (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1815–20
First Publication. 1860 (December) - Leipzig: C.F. Peters
Language English ; Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, mixed chorus (STB), violin, cello, piano (Nos.1, 9, 11)
voice, violin, cello, piano (Nos.2, 8, 10, 12)
2 sopranos, bass, violin, cello, piano (Nos.3, 4)
soprano, tenor, bass, violin, cello, piano (Nos.5, 7)
2 voices, violin, cello, piano (No.6)