Ein Feldlager in Schlesien (Meyerbeer, Giacomo)


Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Piano Solo (Helmsmüller)

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Schissel (2012/3/31)

Arranger F.B. Helmsmüller (fl.1849–fl.1865)
Publisher. Info. The Germanians in Boston, No.3.
Boston: E.H. Wade, 1852.
Misc. Notes Probably from the revised version of 1847. "Jenny Lind's Gipsy Song" - Lind was a well-known Vielka in Dresden and in the United States.
Germanians refers to the Germania Orchestra.
The song (a William Hall-published voice-piano version of which, arranger uncredited, is also at LoC) begins Es summ’t (?) und schwirrt und singt und klingt.
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General Information

Work Title Ein Feldlager in Schlesien
Alternative. Title Camp in Silesia ; Vielka (revised version) ; Singspiel in 3 Acts
Composer Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1843–1844/1847
First Performance. 2:
  1. 1844-12-7, Berlin, Hofoper
  2. 1847-2-18, Vienna, Kärntnertortheater
First Publication. 1847 (selections)
Librettist 2:
  1. Ludwig Rellstab after Eugène Scribe
  2. Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
External Links Operone

Misc. Comments

1844 (first version). 1847 (2nd version). Some material later used in L'étoile du nord.

For the orchestration of the overture of the 2nd version, see RISM 452020647.

Relevant to The case of Bunn versus Lind (see Google Books).