Zurich: H.G. Nageli, [ca. 1820]. Quarto. Eight parts. Marbled wrappers with decorative cut paper labels to uppers, titling in manuscript. Tenor Solo I: 15 pp.; Tenor Solo II: 7 pp.; Tenor I: 23 pp.; Tenor II: 23 pp.; Bass Solo I: 10 pp.; Bass Solo II: 4 pp.; Bass I: 23 pp.; Bass II: 23 pp. Each part with an individual title page.
A collection of eighteen Lieder and Rundgesange for men's chorus, the Rundgesange with solo parts, including "Das Vaterland," "Rheinweinlied," "Der Gluckwunsch," "Friedenslied," "Weihe der Schonheit," and "Kunstlerlied."
Wrappers slightly worn; bookseller's stamp to upper of each part. Slightly foxed and browned; small tears to margins; library stamp to title and endpapers.
As a composer Nageli was concerned with ethical considerations and accordingly devoted himself chiefly to choral music. Occasionally his didactic purpose as `an educator of the people' comes all too clearly to the fore, but his choral songs are generally simple and effective, whether straightforward melodies in a popular idiom or motets that are rich in modulation. His solo songs cause him to be counted among the more noteworthy of Schubert's forerunners. He showed a careful and critical attitude in the selection of texts, revealing a preference for Goethe." Luise Marretta-Schär and Matthias Thiemel in Grove Music Online. Item #12599
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