5 Legends of the Wild Wood (Heinrich, Anthony Philip)

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Translator no.5: Gottfried Aigner, Dr.Ph. (German)
Publisher. Info. New York: A.P. Heinrich, 1854 (rec.1855?).
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General Information

Work Title 5 Legends of the Wild Wood
Alternative. Title Urwald Sagen
Composer Heinrich, Anthony Philip
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAH 7
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 Legends:
1. The Wild Wood Troubador (in MS. Ouverture chevaleresque.)
2. Ischl, or Union of Spirits. Toccata Grande per il Piano Forte. Marcia Imperiale e Passo Doppio.
3. Ouisahiccon, the Dance of the Water Sprites- Caprice for Piano.
4. Fleeting Hours. Chanson pour le Concert.
5. The Old Harper. Fantasia Vocale.
First Publication. 1854 – New York, by the composer (nos. 2–5)
Librettist nos.4-5: William J. Wetmore (b.1809), M.D.
Language English
Dedication A Heart Offering for the Gracious and Generous Acceptance of Her Imperial Majesty Elizabeth, Amèlie Eugènie, Empress of Austria, etc.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation see below

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  1. The Wild Wood Troubador: orchestral
  2. Ischl: for piano solo
  3. Ouisahiccon: for piano solo
  4. Fleeting Hours: for voice and piano
  5. The Old Harper, Fantasia Vocale: for voice and piano
  • Dedication may have raised eyebrows when published by the composer in 1854 when he was- I believe- a US citizen, if quite put out with a past president (Tyler, 1841–1845) at the least. (And the year before, on the score of the 9th of the Sunset Chimes, the composer had printed "The Composer's Last Publication in America". Not true in the event, apparently, but perhaps leads into this.)
  • The movements have been tagged separately, since with such diverse instrumentations, and lack of a publication in its entirety, it is doubtful it was ever intended to be performed as one unit.
  • Grove Music lists the librettist for no.4 as "W.J. Wetmore, M. Langenschwartz", and for no.5 as "Wetmore, Aigner". Possibly the secondary names are translators?