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Lisetta Van Vleck / Amelia Van Vleck / Carl Van Vleck / F. F. Hagen

Barbara Lister-Sink / Hannah Rose Carter / Mary Siebert / Glenn Siebert / Jason McKinney / Susan Keck Foster

A Loving Home’s a Happy Home - 19th c. Moravian Parlor Music

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  • Type CD
  • Label New World Records
  • UPC 0093228075721
  • Catalog number NW 80757
  • Release date

About the album

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 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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    Irma Waltz
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    05:33
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    A Loving Home’s A Happy Home
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:50
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    Nettie Galop
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:11
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    Hannah Polka
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:28
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    Our Words of Love
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    01:33
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    Mollie March
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:39
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    Salem Band Waltz
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    05:01
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    Alma Mater
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    06:06
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    The Hope, The Star, The Voice
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    01:58
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    The Unknown Soldier Boy
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:58
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    My Dear One’s Waltz
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    05:27
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    The Grave of My Wife
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    05:51
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    River Waltz
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:11
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    Annie Schottisch
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:12
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    Waltz
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    04:07
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    Mowing the Harvest Hay
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:19
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    Centennial March
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    04:40
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    The Sky Lark
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    06:10
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    Annie March
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:34
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    Carolina March
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:49
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    Come Hunters Young and Old
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:35
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    Her Last Words at Parting
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    04:12
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    The Rainy Day
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:33
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    L’Amitié Waltz
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:12
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    Lullaby
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    04:16
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    The Watch-Tower Light
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:52
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    Laura Polka
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:12
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    Colonel Belo’s March
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    05:24
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    Early Friends
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    03:38
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    Parthenia
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:27
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    A Friend in Need, Is a Friend Indeed
    Composer: Lisetta Van Vleck, Amelia Van Vleck, Carl Van Vleck, F. F. Hagen
     
    02:59