Hans Georg Nägeli
Hans Georg Nägeli (26 May 1773 – 26 December 1836) was a composer and music publisher.
Nägeli was born in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He studied under his father as a child, and then opened a private music shop and publishing firm in the 1790s. In 1803 he began publishing the Repertoire des Clavecinistes, which included the first editions of keyboard pieces by composers such as Muzio Clementi, Johann Baptist Cramer, and Ludwig van Beethoven. He founded two singing societies (Sängervereine) in Zurich, in addition to writing profusely on music theory and aesthetics, as well as introductory treatises for students. He died in Zurich in 1836.
Much of Nägeli's compositional output consists of keyboard works and songs. His "Gold'ne Abendsonne" was adapted by others for various purposes. One version of the tune, sung by a bird (feathered) on Today, was described by its presenters as a "Folk Song", but also appears in various music editions of the Metrical psalter (as the tune "Zurich"), where it is correctly attributed to Nägeli.
Nowadays he is probably best known for the hymn (and psalm) tune Dennis.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 26th, 1773 (Wetzikon), Died December 26th, 1836 (Zürich)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1930
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||0338||7-in.||7/15/1899||Blessed be the tie that binds||S. H. Dudley||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]569||7-in.||12/5/1900||Blest be the tie that binds||J. J. Fisher||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]720||10-in.||11/7/1901||Blest be the tie that binds||Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio]||Mixed vocal trio, with organ||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]720||7-in.||3/11/1901||Blest be the tie that binds||Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio]||Mixed vocal trio, with organ||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3198||10-in.||3/11/1901||Blest be the tie that binds||Lyric Trio||Mixed vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||B-2302||10-in.||2/15/1905||Blest be the tie that binds||Trinity Choir||Chorus, with organ||composer|
|Victor||A-2302||7-in.||2/15/1905||Blest be the tie that binds||Trinity Choir||Chorus, with organ||composer|
|Victor||B-3413||10-in.||5/25/1906||Blest be the tie that binds||Trinity Choir||Chorus, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-18247||10-in.||8/2/1916||Freut euch des Lebens||Frida Bennèche||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-27370||10-in.||1/3/1923||Blest be the tie that binds||Trinity Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51892||10-in.||10/28/1929||Medley of Christian Science hymns||Claude E. Saunier||Organ solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-64259||10-in.||9/29/1930||Bless be the tie that binds||Marion Talley||Female vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Columbia||3777||10-in.||ca. 1907-Feb. 1908||Blest be the tie||Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette||Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Columbia||W145790||10-in.||3/21/1928||Blest be the tie that binds||Shannon Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with organ||composer|
|Columbia||W147249||10-in.||10/22/1928||The tie that binds||James "Stump" Johnson||Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica||composer|
|Edison||5487||10-in.||4/3/1917||Blest be the tie that binds||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||8259||10-in.||10/19/1921||Freut euch des Lebens||Eduard Mittelstadt||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nägeli, Hans Georg," accessed November 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104254.
Nägeli, Hans Georg. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104254.
"Nägeli, Hans Georg." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 November 2021.
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