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 20, 1856 (Vienna), Died June 5, 1908 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor BVE-48704 10-in. 12/9/1928 Unter dem Doppeladler Olbrig's Zither Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-87727 10-in. 1/27/1935 Under the double eagle Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band composer  
Columbia 567 7-in. ca. 1902 Under the Double Eagle march Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 567 10-in. approximately 1902 Under the Double Eagle (March) Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 631 7-in. ca. 1902 Under the Double Eagle Columbia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 631 10-in. ca. 1902 Under the Double Eagle Columbia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 39904 10-in. 3/2/1915 The jolly lumber jack Arthur Turelly Harmonica solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39995 10-in. 3/26/1915 Under the Double Eagle Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia W141848 10-in. 3/23/1926 Under the Double Eagle Blue Ridge Highballers ; Charlie LaPrade Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia W142370 10-in. 7/7/1926 Under the Double Eagle march Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 11231 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Under the Double Eagle : March Mosé Tapiero composer  
Columbia 27118 10-in. approximately 1910 Under the Double Eagle : March Alexander Prince Concertina solo composer  
Columbia 43645 10-in. either 1915 or 1916 Tiroler Holzhackerbuam Marsch J. M. Balzer ; [?} Tilly Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 66126 10-in. between 1911 and 1913 Tiroler Holzhackerbaum Marsch Kapelle des K.u.K. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51 Band composer  
Columbia 66200 10-in. between 1911 and 1913 Marcia bersaglieri Banda Militare Band composer  
Columbia 67867 10-in. between 1911 and 1914 Unter dem Doppeladler Kapelle des k. u. k. Inft. Regt. Nr. 67 Band composer  
Columbia W106792 10-in. approximately May 1926 Under the Double Eagle (March) Columbia Military Band Band composer  
OKeh 8874 10-in. Jan. 1925 The woodlark, cuckoo, and frog Royal Scotch Highlanders Band Band composer  
OKeh S-70963 10-in. Nov. 1922 Verlor'nes Glück William Ringele Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh W81723 10-in. 10/8/1927 Under the Double Eagle Emmett Hethcox ; George Walburn Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet composer  
Brunswick E34414 10-in. 9/16/1930 Under the Double Eagle Kessinger Brothers Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet composer  
Brunswick C552-C554 10-in. 7/28/1926 Under the Double Eagle Boy Scout Band [Springfield, Mo.] ; R. Ritchie Robertson Band composer  
Brunswick WP674 10-in. approximately June 1928 Under the Double Eagle United States Military Academy Band Band composer  
Edison 264 Not documented 9/12/1910 Under the Double Eagle Band (unidentified; Edison Records) Band composer  
Edison 418 Not documented approximately Nov. 1910 Under the Double Eagle Band (unidentified; Edison Records) Band composer  
Edison 2611 10-in. 12/5/1913 Under the Double Eagle New York Military Band Band composer  
Edison 18565 10-in. 6/5/1928 Under the Double Eagle march New York Military Band Band composer  
Edison N-292 10-in. 6/5/1928 Under the Double Eagle march New York Military Band Band composer  
Gramophone 0EA1162 10-in. 6/29/1938 Under the Double Eagle Band of H. M. Coldstream Guards ; James Causley Windram Band composer  
Gramophone BLR4916 10-in. 1/17/1929 Unter dem Doppeladler Grosses Militärorchester Instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone BLR5277 10-in. 4/3/1929 Tiroler Holzhacker buab'n--Marsch (Tyrolean Woodchopper--March) Guido Gialdini Whistler, with zither and concertina composer  
Gramophone BLR5278 10-in. 4/3/1929 Tegernseer Ländler (Dance from Tegernsee) Guido Gialdini Whistler, with zither and concertina composer  
Gramophone 11060u 10-in. June 1907 Korutanka Kapelle des K.u.K. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51 Band composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CA17705 10-in. between October 1939 and January 1940 Under the double eagle Band of the Grenadier Guards [U.K] ; Lt. George Miller Band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wagner, J. F.," accessed December 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.

Wagner, J. F.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.

"Wagner, J. F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 2 December 2022.

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