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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wagner, J. F.," accessed November 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.

Wagner, J. F.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.

"Wagner, J. F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 November 2022.

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