Folio, 342 x 273 mm. Unbound.  (autograph title], - (autograph musicand text). 33 measures. Notated on 2 leaves of a bifolium in black ink on 12-stave Carl Fischer music paper. With autograph title and signature to head of first page. Marked "Moderato." With autograph markings and corrections in blue and lead pencil.
With text commecing: "Alone I would stand on some far wooded hill, and wait for my last sundown."
Somewhat worn and browned; minor staining; creased at folds and overall; some smudging to ink and blue pencilling.
Published by Theodore Presser in ca. 1936.
An American composer, Lieurance became fascinated by the music of Amerindians following a visit to the Crow Reservation in Montana in 1903. "He made many attempts to obtain a position with the US government for the purpose of collecting Amerindian music but his offers were consistently declined, though he may have worked as a collector with the Wanamaker expedition of 1908. His first field recordings date from 1911; the results of this and subsequent trips comprise a large and important collection of Amerindian music now in the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress. Between 1917 and 1926 he led a touring group on the Chautauqua circuit which presented his arrangements of Amerindian melodies ... [Lieurance] was one of several composers who attempted to develop an indigenous American music based on Amerindian materials ... His best-known work, the song By the Waters of Minnetonka (also known as Moon Deer), has enjoyed widespread and enduring popularity." Douglas A. Lee in Grove Music Online.
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