1 leaf. Large oblong octavo (189 x 234 mm). Notated in black ink on laid paper with 12 hand-drawn staves. With watermark.
17 measures for low voice and piano. Apparently complete.
Very slightly worn and browned. In very good condition overall.
No other autograph source located.
Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns, a close family friend of Carl Maria von Weber, is best known today as a scholar of Weber and for his thematic catalogue published in 1871. Jähns taught singing in Berlin, founding his own singing school in 1845 and composing a number of vocal works.
German publisher Logier published three songs as "Drei Gesänge für eine Bassstimme" dedicated to Carl Zelter (1758-1832), identified as Opus 2 in MGG1. These included Die Schildwacht, Die Sehnsuct, and Die Schneebraut. Die Schildwacht is a setting of the 1824 poem "Soldatenliebe" by the German poet Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827). Item #31336
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