Leipzig; St. Petersburg; London: Siegel & Stoll; M. Bernard; Ewer & Co. [PN 2], [ca. 1846].
Folio. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 1 (soprano part), 1 (alto part), [ii] (blank), 1 (basso part), 1 (tenore part), [i] (blank), 3-7 (piano-vocal score), [i] (blank) pp. 3 bifolia + 2 leaves. Disbound. Engraved.
Title with the American composer George Bristow's autograph signature ("George F. Bristow. Organist St. Johns Chapel") in black ink to upper edge, above an early annotation in pencil: "George you can have this piece for 2/6." Several early calculations, also in pencil, as well as publisher's and vendor's handstamps to lower portion.
Occasional light browning, soiling and staining; some foxing; edges frayed and with numerous short tears; first three leaves detached, with significant paper loss to lower outer blank margins not affecting text or notation.
Bristow was an American composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist with the New York Philharmonic Society. "As a conductor, Bristow led such choral groups as the New York Harmonic Society (1851–63) and the Mendelssohn Society (1867–71) in performances of large choral and orchestral works. He also held posts as choir director in New York churches, principally St George’s Chapel (1854–60)... With Anthony Philip Heinrich and William H. Fry, Bristow attempted to establish a native style in American art music. However, although Bristow’s works were often American in title or textual content (e.g. Rip Van Winkle, Jibbenainosay, The Great Republic, Columbus and The Pioneer) his music was typically European in the style of Mendelssohn." Delmer D. Rogers in Grove Music Online.
Hauptmann was a German composer, theorist, and teacher, remembered principally for his music-philosophical treatise Die Natur der Harmonie und der Metrik (1853).
Bristow's autograph is rare.
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