List of works by Arthur H. Bird

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  • Op.1 - Suite for String Orchestra in E major (1882?). Bird's 138 page holograph score and the manuscript parts are at the LC. The Gavotte was later used in Op.7. Consisting of the following:
No.1: 1. Maestoso; Allegro con spirito ma non troppo
No.2: Allegretto quasi andantino
No.3: Presto
No.4: Gavotte
No.5: Finale. Allegro con spirito.
  • Op.2 - Three Stücke for Piano. (Berlin: Raabe & Plothow, 1882). Consisting of the following:
No.1: Humoreske
No.2: Menuett
No.3: Walzer
  • Op.3 - Three Pieces for Piano (Copenhagen: Hofmusikhandlung, 1885). Also published (Breslau: Hainauer, 1885). Consisting of the following:
No.1: Gavotte
No.2: Albumblatt
No.3: Wiegenlied
No.1: Melodie
No.2: Spanischer Tanz
No.1: Menuett (F)
No.2: Mazurka (B)
No.3: Gavotte (D minor)
No.4: Walzer (D)
No.1: Sérénade(or Scène?) orientale
No.2: Caprice oriental
No.1: Gavotte (G)
No.2: Walzer (As)
No.3: Menuett (Gm)
  • Op.19 - Puppentänze (Breslau: Hainauer, ca.1887. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Co., ?). Consists of the following:
No.1: Marsch
No.2: Gavotte
No.3: Walzer
No.4: Menuett
No.5: Mazurka
  • Op.20 - Seven Morceaux for Piano (Breslau: Hainauer; New-York: G.Schirmer, c.1887. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Co., ?). Consists of the following:
No.1: Valse noble
No.2: Fugue
No.3: Rêverie
No.4: Scène humoresque
No.5: Scène orientale
No.6: Caprice
No.7: Mélodie
No.1: Valse (G)
No.2: Gavotte (Em)
No.3: Berceuse (G)
No.1: Martin
No.2: Edith
No.3: Fränzchen
No.4: Armin
No.1 in D
No.2 in F
No.3 in G
  • Op.24 - Stuer-Album. Four albumblätter for Piano (Breslau: Hainauer; New York: G.Schirmer, c.1888). Consisting of the following:
No.1: Valse noble
No.2: Träumerei
No.3: Der kleine Soldat
No.4: Rêverie
  • Op.25 - Two Poesien for Piano 4-hands (Breslau: Hainauer, Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1888), p.306). Bird arranged this for orchestra consisting of solo vn, 2-fl (1-pc, II), 2-ob, 2-cl, 2-bn, 2-hn, tmp, prc, 1-hp, str. Bird's 40 page manuscript orchestral score and parts are at the LC. Another reference at the LC refers to an orchestral arrangement of Op.25 as Two Episodes for Orchestra (Zwei Episoden für Orchester} and lists a 42 page manuscript score and the manuscript parts with No.1 named Scène orientale and No.2 named Intermezzo e trio. The original version consists of the following:
No.1: Andante moderato in A
No.2: Allegretto in Gm
No.1: Gavotte (Dm)
No.2: Valse-Impromptu (As)
No.3: Capriccio (Humoreske) (A)
No.4: Tarantella
No.1: Tempo di valse
No.2: Tempo di mazurka
  • Op.29 - Four Novelletten for Piano (Breslau: Hainauer, 1890). Consisting of the following:
No.1: Allegro risoluto
No.2: Allegretto
No.3: Moderato
No.4: Allegretto
  • Op.30 - Wanderlieder: "Wohlauf in’s neue Leben" for Male Chorus and Piano (Berlin: Raabe & Plothow, 1891).
  • Op.31 - Three Morceaux for Piano (Leipzig: A.P. Schmidt, 1892). Consisting of the following:
No.1: Menuett (A)
No.2: Mazurka (As)
No.3: Etude (F)
No.1: Scherzando
No.2: Appassionato
No.3: Valse noble
No.4: Humoresque
No.1: "In the merry blossom time"
No.2: The River: "Gentle river, bright the crystal waters flow"
No.3: Spanish Serenade: "Look down from your window dearest"
No.4: When Cupid is blind: "Grave winter sighs"
No.5: When Katie tuned the old Guitar: "The sweetest strain that ever"
No.1: Meditation
No.2: Praeludium
No.3: Adagio
No.4: Rêverie
No.5: Postlude
No.6: Improvisata
No.7: Offertoire
No.8: Scherzo
No.9: Auf dem Lande
No.10: Pastorale
  • Op.38 - Two Pieces for Violin and Piano. (New York: P.L. Jung, c.1898). References: No.1 and No.2. Consisting of the following:
No.1: Melody
No.2: Tarantella
  • Op.38 - Three Stücke for Mason-Hamlin Harmonium (Berlin: Koeppen / Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1901). Consisting of the following:
No.1: Interludium
No.2: Valse minuature
No.3: Intermezzo
  • Op.39 - Three Stücke for Mason-Hamlin Harmonium (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, ?). No.2 arr. for String Orchestra (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1903. Consisting of the following:
No.1: Interludium
No.2: Valse miniature
No.3: Intermezzo
  • Op.40 - Serenade for Wind Instruments (for pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons). Won the 1901(1905?) Paderewski Prize for chamber music. Bird's holograph score of 219 pages and the manuscript parts are at the LC. Consisting of the following:
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio grazioso
III. Allegro assai
IV. Finale: Allegro energico

Was published in 1985 in a modern edition and recorded by the Soni Ventorum Woodwind Quintet (with others) in 1987; this can be heard and downloaded at their website.

  • Op.41 - Two Stücke for Harmonium (Leipzig: Verlag des Harmonium, 1906 (from Hathi-Catalog Here.)). Consisting of the following:
No.1: Tempo di Minuetto
No.2: Frühling
  • Op.42 - 3 Oriental Sketches for Organ (Berlin: Paul Koeppen, 1904). No.3 arr. for Normal Harmonium (Berlin: Paul Koeppen / Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1905). Consisting of the following:
No.1: in E minor
No.2: in F minor
No.3: Marsch der Aethiopier. Humoreske (in C minor)
No.1: Marsch
No.2: Menuett
No.3: Walzer
No.4: Gavotte
  • Op.45 - Three Skizzen for Normal-Harmonium (Berlin: Paul Koeppen, 1905).
  • Op.46 -
  • Op.47 - Possibly the Galop for Military Band listed in works without opus.
  • Op.48 -
  • Op.49 - Piano Pieces. Bird's 8 page manuscript score (microfilm) is at the LC.
  • Op.50 - piano music?

Works without opus number

Stage Works

Orchestral Works

  • Concert Overture for large orchestra. For 2-fl, 2-ob, 2-cl, 2-bn, 4-hn, 2-tpt, 3-trb, tmp, str. Bird's 46 page holograph score and the manuscript parts are at the LC.
  • A Musical Essay - Prelude (for piano and small orchestra). Manuscript parts are at the LC.
  • Overture for large orchestra (c.1884). The manuscript parts are at the LC.
  • Romance for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1866?). Bird's 12 page manuscript score and the manuscript parts are at the LC.
  • Serenade for Strings in E major (c.1882). Bird's manuscript score and parts are at the LC. Consisting of the following:
No.1: Marcia
No.2: Barcarole serenata
No.3: Menuetto
No.4: Finale
  • Suite for Orchestra in E major (1885?). Bird's 164 page holograph score is at the LC. Consisting of the following:
No.1: Allegro ma non troppo
No.2: Vivace
No.3: Adagio affettuoso
No.4: Allegro con brio
  • Unnamed piece for Cello and Chamber Orchestra (1885). For so-vc, 2-fl, 2-ob, 2-cl, 2-bn, 2-hn, str. Bird's 25 page holograph score is at the LC.

Instrumental Works

  • Concert Overture in A minor for Military Band (1878). Unpublished and lost. Bird's arrangement for piano 4-hands survives in manuscript at the LC. The work has been re-arranged for military band by Robert W. Dunham and published by Maestro and Fox.
  • Galop for Military Band (c.1908-10). Bird's 27 page manuscript score and the manuscript parts are at the LC as is an autograph score of 12 pages for piano 4-hands. This is possibly Bird's Op.47.
  • Minuet for String Quartet
  • Suite in D major for Wind Instruments (c.1889). Bird's 181 manuscript score (bound with Op.40) is at the LC. Manuscript parts are at the LC (identified as Suite für blasinstrumente so not sure if the same. Consisting of the following:
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegretto quasi allegro
IV. Allegro con fuoco
  • Suite in D major for 10 Wind Instruments. Bird's 180 page manuscript score is at the LC. (Not sure if this is different from the one above)
Probably- almost definitely?- the same: This was published in a modern edition in 2011 and is given Op.29 in some sources. It is the subject of Andrea Elizabeth Brown's 2010 thesis, downloadable online (53-page PDF from U. North Carolina, Greensboro) (she also edited the 2011 edition). The movements, listed in her table of contents of the PDF (which contains also many brief music examples as well as a detailed analysis), are identical to those above (Allegro moderato, etc.) She dates the work to 1889. (Also see All Music Guide - for recording details, etc.)
  • Marche miniature (Nonet for Wind Instruments). Published in an edition by Gunther Schuller (Newton Center: Margun Music, 1984).

Works for Piano/Organ/Harmonium

  • American Melodies specially adapted and arranged for Normal-Harmonium (Berlin: Koeppen, 1907).
  • Concert Fantasia in F minor for Organ (New York: G. Schirmer, c.1909-13)
  • Marcia in As for Organ (New York: G. Schirmer, c.1909-13)
  • Four Morceaux for piano. Pubished (New York, G. Schirmer, 1910). Reference: LC. Consisting of the following:
No.1: Valse-menuet
No.2: Au soir
No.3: Gavette en La
No.4: Intermezzo-capriccio
  • Postlude (Rughette) for Normal Harmonium. Bird's 2 page manuscript score is at the LC.
  • Praeludium and fuge in A minor for Normal Harmonium. Bird's 5 page manuscript score is at the LC.
  • Praeludium and fuga in C major for Normal Harmonium. Bird's 3 page manuscript score is at the LC.
  • 4 Sonatas for organ (1886)
  • Valse noble for Piano (Leipzig: Bosworth & Co., ?)

Vocal Works

  • Einen Sommer lang (for baritone and normal harmonium accompaniment). (Berlin: Paul Koeppen / Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1903).
  • How fair the night for chorus (SATB) and piano. Bird's 12 page holograph score at the LC.
  • Norse Cradle Song (for low voice and piano). Published (Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt, 1898).
  • Four Quartets for Male Chorus. Bird's manuscript score is at the LC. Consisting of the following:
No.1: Der wirth und der teufel (Baumbach)
No.2: Sommerruhe (Kletke)
No.3: Aus der Lieder des Mirza Schaffy (Bodenstedt)
No.4: Gute alte zeit (Kletke)
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