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Abt, Franz (1819-1885)

Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

"Franz Abt". June 8, 1883. On one side of a folded sheet. Fine condition; some minor staining near fold.
The first two bars of Abt's famous choral work "Wenn die Schwalben heimwärts ziehn," here translated into English by the composer: When the swallows homeward fly. The quotation is on lined notepaper and embossed in the upper left-hand corner.
Franz Abt was a German composer whose prolific output for chorus is often noted for its simple, folk-like charm. An accomplished choral conductor of international fame, Abt regularly toured Europe and enjoyed an enormously successful tour of America in 1872.
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