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A Loving Home's A Happy Home: 19th Century Moravian Parlor Music

Van Vleck / Hagen / Sink / Carter
Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  New World Records   Catalog #: 80757   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Amelia A. Van VleckFrancis Florentine HagenLisetta Van VleckCarl Anton Van Vleck,   ... 
Performer:  Barbara Lister-SinkHannah Rose CarterMary SiebertSusan Keck Foster,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Moravian musical heritage is an important piece of American musical and cultural history in that it represents the finest body of music written or performed in America during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. During the eighty years from about 1760 to 1840, American Moravians wrote hundreds of anthems, duets, solo sacred songs, and instrumental pieces, and collected hundreds of others - both printed and hand copied.

The eighteenth and nineteenth-century Moravians considered music as a necessity of life, not as a cultural veneer. Many Moravian clergy and lay people were trained in music by the same composers who influenced Mozart and Haydn; thus they came to the New World fully conversant with the taste and
Read more practice of European classicism. Perhaps the most "colorful" and engaging women in Moravian musical history are the three "Van Vleck sisters" of the nineteenth century - Louisa Cornelia Van Vleck (1826 - 1902), Amelia Adelaide Van Vleck (1835 - 1929), Lisetta Marie Van Vleck (1830 - 1914). Born into a family of musical Moravian ministers spanning several generations, these three women all inherited - and made use of - the musical gifts of their ancestors.

In addition to the music of two of these talented women, this anthology includes a few works by two Moravian male composers of the nineteenth century: Francis Florentine Hagen (1815 - 1907), who composed the beloved hymn Morning Star and a number of sacred anthems; and Carl Anton Van Vleck (1794 - 1845), father of the three Van Vleck sisters. Most of the compositions of these four composers were written for very small forces - piano or songs with piano accompaniment. Sixteen solo piano works are interspersed with fifteen works for voices (solos, duos, quartets) with piano accompaniment. This varied collection provides an excellent overview of a hitherto undocumented facet of Moravian music culture - secular works for enjoyment at home - and is thus a valuable addition to the discography of early American music.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Irma Waltz by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1897 
2.
A Loving Home’s a Happy Home by Francis Florentine Hagen
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Mary Siebert (Alto), Susan Keck Foster (Piano),
Glenn Siebert (Tenor), Jason Mckinney (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1882 
3.
Nettie Galop by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1866 
4.
Hannah Polka by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
5.
Our Words of Love by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Susan Keck Foster (Piano)
6.
Mollie March by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
7.
Salem Band Waltz by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
8.
Alma Mater by Francis Florentine Hagen
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Mary Siebert (Alto), Susan Keck Foster (Piano),
Glenn Siebert (Tenor), Jason Mckinney (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854 
9.
The Hope, The Star, The Voice by Carl Anton Van Vleck
Performer:  Susan Keck Foster (Piano), Glenn Siebert (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
10.
The Unknown Soldier Boy by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Susan Keck Foster (Piano), Mary Siebert (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
11.
My Dear One’s Waltz by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
12.
The Grave of My Wife by Francis Florentine Hagen
Performer:  Susan Keck Foster (Piano), Jason Mckinney (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1866 
13.
The River Waltz by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
14.
Annie Schottisch by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
15.
Waltz by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
16.
Mowing the Harvest Hay by Francis Florentine Hagen
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Mary Siebert (Alto), Susan Keck Foster (Piano),
Glenn Siebert (Tenor), Jason Mckinney (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1887 
17.
Centennial March by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905 
18.
The Sky Lark by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Susan Keck Foster (Piano)
19.
Annie March by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
20.
Carolina March by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1863 
21.
Come Hunters Young and Old by Anonymous
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Susan Keck Foster (Piano), Mary Siebert (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1850 
22.
Her Last Words at Parting by Francis Florentine Hagen
Performer:  Susan Keck Foster (Piano), Glenn Siebert (Tenor)
23.
The Rainy Day by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Susan Keck Foster (Piano), Jason Mckinney (Bass Baritone)
24.
L'Amitié Waltz by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
25.
Lullaby by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Susan Keck Foster (Piano), Mary Siebert (Alto)
26.
The Watch-Tower Light by Carl Anton Van Vleck
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Susan Keck Foster (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
27.
Laura Polka by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
28.
Colonel Belo’s March by Amelia A. Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
29.
Early Friends by Carl Anton Van Vleck
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Susan Keck Foster (Piano)
30.
Parthenia by Lisetta Van Vleck
Performer:  Barbara Lister-Sink (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1854 
31.
A Friend in Need, Is a Friend Indeed by Francis Florentine Hagen
Performer:  Hannah Rose Carter (Soprano), Mary Siebert (Alto), Susan Keck Foster (Piano),
Glenn Siebert (Tenor), Jason Mckinney (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883 

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