Gems of Antiquity (Neitzel, Otto)

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Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: John Church & Co., 1909.
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Work Title Gems of Antiquity
Alternative. Title Vocal Masterpieces
Composer Neitzel, Otto
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 39 songs
  1. Lawes: While I listen to thy voice
  2. Bach: (attr.): Bist du bei mir
  3. Anonymous ("Old Italian"): Alla Trinità beata
  4. Halle: J'ai encor un tel paté
  5. Humfrey: I pass all my hours in a shady old grove
  6. Beethoven: Wonne der Wehmuth from 3 Gesänge
  7. Hook: Bright Phœbus
  8. Linley: Lawn, as white as driven snow (Autolycus' song)
  9. Machaut: Douce dame jolie from Machaut Set
  10. Haydn: She never told her love
  11. Shield: Ere around the huge oak
  12. Beethoven: Vom Tode from 6 Lieder
  13. Mozart: Abendempfindung
  14. Horn: I've been roaming
  15. Anonymous ("Old Scotch"): Turn ye to me
  16. Bach: Kein Hälmlein wächst auf Erden
  17. Rosa: Star vicino
  18. Anonymous ("Old French"): Chanson à danser
  19. Kreutzer: Vaga rosa
  20. Anonymous ("Old Sicilian"): La Savoyarde
  21. Lotti: Pur dicesti, o bocca bella
  22. Anonymous ("Old Scotch"): Afton water
  23. Gluck: O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
  24. Anonymous ("Old Venetian"): Barcarola Veneziana (possibly from 6 Ariette by Perucchini)
  25. Grétry: Air de Nicolette dans 'Aucassin et Nicolette'
  26. Carissimi: Vittoria, mio core
  27. Astorga: Morir vogl'io
  28. Johnson: As I walked forth one summer day
  29. Rossi: Fanciulla son io
  30. Cavalli: Dell' antro magico from Il Giasone
  31. Beethoven: Das Glück der Freundschaft
  32. Anonymous ("Air Romanesque"): Aux échos des bois
  33. Scarlatti: Consolati e spera from Ifigenia in Tauri
  34. Hook: The Lass of Richmond Hill
  35. Legrenzi: Che fiero costume from Eteocle e Polinice
  36. Storace: The summer heats bestowing
  37. Caldara: Come raggio di sol
  38. Horn: Cherry Ripe
  39. Handel: Ask if yon damask rose be sweet from Susanna
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1240-1786
First Publication. 1909
Librettist Various
Language English, various (see comments)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, piano

Misc. Comments

Includes works in German, French, Italian, Sicilian, and Venetian. Pieces not originally in English include translated English lyrics. Interesting how Neitzel refers to the pieces as "written during the early middle ages" (there are works by Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, and Grétry; most people would classify these as Classical/Romantic).