The Last Sundown Song high [notational range] Low [notational range] Words by Charles O. Roos. For voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript. Signed in full in ink and dated June 1926 in pencil on title. Thurlow LIEURANCE.

The Last Sundown Song high [notational range] Low [notational range] Words by Charles O. Roos. For voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript. Signed in full in ink and dated June 1926 in pencil on title.

Folio, 342 x 273 mm. Unbound. [1] (autograph title], [2]-[4] (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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Price: $1,200.00  other currencies

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