3 Contralto Songs (Boise, Otis Bardwell)

Sheet Music


Gute Nacht (No.3)

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Schissel (2012/8/7)

Translator John Paul Morgan, English text (1841-79)
Publisher. Info. New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1879. Plate 17.
Misc. Notes Plate just 17. The 3 songs also published with plates E.S.& Co. 306(1)-308(3) (more normally) according to a Worldcat entry.
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General Information

Work Title 3 Contralto Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Boise, Otis Bardwell
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IOB 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3:
  1. Cradle song
  2. There is fallen a splendid tear
  3. Good night (Gute Nacht)
First Publication. 1879 – New York: Edward Schuberth & Co. (or earlier)
Librettist 3 authors
3. Franz von Dingelstedt (1814–1881)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

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Dingelstedt was a poet, dramatist and perhaps met Boise during the latter's European travels, which brought him to Weimar (where Liszt no longer lived- this was 1876- but stopped in more than occasionally) (see e.g. Wikipedia). (Actually, by 1876 Dingelstedt was no longer intendant of the Weimar theater but rather was associated with the Vienna theater. However, if they met in person- Boise may have run across the poem elsewhere, too - it might have been in Vienna also? Hrm.)