Gambrinus Polka (Bial, Rudolf)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano Solo (Composer?)
New York: Edward Schuberth & Co., 1881. Plate E.S. & Co. 400.
Oddly low plate number for something released in 1881.
|Work Title||Gambrinus Polka|
|First Publication||1880 – New York: Edward Schuberth & Co. (plate E.S. & Co. 617 (parts))|
|Dedication||George Ehret, Esq. (piano reduction)|
|Instrumentation||Piccolo, Flute, oboes, 2 clarinets in C, bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 cornets in B♭, 3 trombones, tuba, Percussion: bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, bells; timpani, small drum. Strings.|
|Extra Information||Title refers to a legendary king of Flanders and unofficial patron saint of beer or of brewing - see Gambrinus.|
Also issued in 1881 arranged for piano.
Worldcat.org lists also a Gambrinus-Marsch by Josef Kellner (a.1884?), another polka op.56 by Gungl (ca.1845?), a Gambrinus-Tanze for piano by Johann Strauss, a work by a Fr. Ritter (his opus 36, "Zur Erinnerung an das Centennial-Fest in Philadelphia, 1876." and published that year by Mirsalis & Hamel- probably? not by Frédéric Louis Ritter since that latter composer was not even up to opus 15 by then.)