The Rose, Op.16 (Lenschow, Charles)

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Publisher. Info. Baltimore: G. Willig Jr., 1850. Plate 2264.
Misc. Notes The other LoC copy has "Copyright secured by January 1850."
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Work Title The Rose
Alternative. Title Song, translated from the German.
Composer Lenschow, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.16
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICL 8
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (2 verses, Andante.)
Text Incipit In the balmy garden bowers / Breathes Love the morning air
First Publication. 1850
Librettist Unknown German author, translated by Charles Timothy Brooks (1813–1883)
Language English (German original)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

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(original German text not provided. This editor harbors a suspicion that Brooks wrote the text in English in the literary style of some trends in German 19th-century poetry, but as his own work, claiming a foreign origin for it to make it more acceptable to the Germania Society. This is a suspicion, however, based largely on the difficulty this editor is having finding the source of the text- others may have no difficulty at all and may flip to some random page of Eichendorff and voila, for ought I know.)