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 51-59 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 11060u 10-in. June 1907 Korutanka Kapelle des K.u.K. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51 Band composer  
GramophoneGramophone BLR5278 10-in. 4/3/1929 Tegernseer Ländler (Dance from Tegernsee) Guido Gialdini Whistler, with zither and concertina 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  
(Results 51-59 of 59 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wagner, J. F.," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.

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