J. F. Wagner

Josef Franz Wagner (20 March 1856 – 5 June 1908) was an Austrian military bandmaster and composer. He is sometimes referred to as "The Austrian March King".

He is best known for his 1893 march "Unter dem Doppeladler" (Op. 159) or "Under the Double Eagle", referring to the double eagle in the coat of arms of Austria-Hungary. The march became a favourite part of the repertoire of American composer and bandleader John Philip Sousa, whose band recorded it three times. The piece was the official regimental march of Austrian Artillery Regiment Number 2 until its dissolution in 2007.

The tune was parodied in the Benny Goodman recording "Benjie's Bubble" and was also used for the well-known Monty Python's Flying Circus animation segment "Conrad Poohs And His Dancing Teeth".

"Under the Double Eagle" is well known in country music, having been recorded by a number of guitar and banjo players, several of them identified with the bluegrass style.

Wagner is also known for the march "Tiroler Holzhackerbuab'n" (Op. 356), or "Tyrolean Lumberjacks". In 1895, his only opera, Der Herzbub, premiered in Vienna.

Tiroler Holzhackerbuab'n

Birth and Death Data: Born March 20th, 1856 (Vienna), Died Vienna

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 2[a] 7-in. 1/13/1896 Under the Double Eagle Band (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.) Band composer  
Berliner 18 7-in. 12/29/1898 Under the Double Eagle Artists vary Band composer  
Berliner 118 7-in. Before 1895 Dude's march Band (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.) Band composer  
Berliner 01087 7-in. 3/14/1900 Under the Double Eagle march Royal Italian Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]753 7-in. 5/1/1901 Under the Double Eagle march Professor MacCann Concertina solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1011 7-in. 10/14/1901 Under the Double Eagle march Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1011 10-in. 10/14/1901 Under the Double Eagle march Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor A-355 7-in. 8/27/1903 Under the Double Eagle march Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-355 10-in. 8/27/1903 Under the Double Eagle (march) Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor BVE-355 10-in. 10/22/1925 Under the Double Eagle march Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor C-355 12-in. 8/27/1903 Under the Double Eagle march Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor A-956 7-in. 1/21/1904 Under the Double Eagle march Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-956 10-in. 1/21/1904 Under the Double Eagle march Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor A-1116 7-in. 3/15/1904 Under the Double Eagle march Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-1116 10-in. 3/15/1904 Under the Double Eagle march Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-1116 12-in. 3/15/1904 Under the Double Eagle march Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-6808 10-in. 2/16/1909 Maria Teresa United States Marine Band Band composer  
Victor C-11018 12-in. 9/27/1911 Under the Double Eagle march Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-18117 10-in. 7/13/1916 Under the Double Eagle march Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-19224 10-in. 2/27/1917 Verlor'nes Glück Arthur Herschmann Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19928 10-in. 5/22/1917 Tiroler Holzhackerbuab 'n Hans Seifert [i.e., Gyula Szalay] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29938 10-in. 4/25/1924 Tiroler Holzhacker buab'n Marsch Victor Band Band composer  
Victor BVE-45315 10-in. 6/7/1928 Kalle Olle i Skratthults Luffare-Kapell [i.e., Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra] Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-46018 10-in. 6/28/1928 Holzhacker Buab’n Marsch Olbrig's Zither Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-46138 10-in. 7/18/1928 Under the Double Eagle (March) Pietro Deiro Accordion solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wagner, J. F.," accessed September 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.

Wagner, J. F.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.

"Wagner, J. F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 September 2020.

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