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Song Catcher: Life Story
Published Music Based on Themes
Collected by Frances Densmore


CHIPPEWA THEMES

My Lover has Departed
Soprano solo by Alberto Bomboni, published by Schirmer.
Exact melody Bull. 45, No. 135; Chippewa and English words.

Loneliness
Soprano solo by Homer Grunn, published by Ditson.
Exact melody Bull. 45, No. 157; Words adapted from Chippewa by F. Densmore

In the Long Room of the Sea
Soprano solo by Charles Wakefield Cadman
Exact melody Bull. 45, No. 150. Words on different subject by Nell Richmond Eberhart.

In the Fire's Glow
"Idealized" Chippewa melody
Piano solo by Horace Alden Miller, published by Brietkopf and Hartel.
Exact use of the first half of Bull. 53, No. 103.

Eniwube's Vision
Piano solo by Horace Alden Miller published by Brietkopf and Hartel.
Exact use of first half of Bull. 53, no. 103.

Song of the Trees
Soprano solo by Alberto Bimboni, published by Schirmer.
Chippewa melody, copy not available. Based on Bull. 45, No. 112.

A Chippewa Lament
Composition for symphonic band by Carl Busch, published in score by Ditson.
Exact melody Bulletin 45, No. 150.

Indian Tribal Melodies
Composed for string orchestra by Carl Busch, published in score by Carl Fisher.

A Chippewa Vision
Bull. 45, No. 196 (slight adaptation).

A Chippewa Love Song
Bull. 45, No. 136 (Exact melody)

A Chippewa Lullaby
Bull. 45, No. 149 (Exact melody)

Unpublished (Both of these were successfully performed)
Winona
Opera by Alberto Bimboni, based on Chippewa themes; publication uncertain.

Chippewa Indian Rhapsody for Full Orchestra
By Heinrich Hammer.


SIOUX THEMES

Song of the Sun Dance
Soprano solo, by Alberto Bimboni, publisher by Schirmer
Based on Bull. 61, No. 22 (Sung by Sembrich; see scrapbook No. ?)

Red Day
Soprano solo by Bimboni, pub. By Schirmer, original Sioux melody not identified.

Ho, Ye Warriors on the Warpath
Soprano solo by Charles W. Cadman; words by Nelle Richmond Eberhart.
"The melody was suggested by a Sioux theme identified by a Chippewa." Not identified.

In the Vale of Nahwahtonah
Soprano solo by Thurlow :ieurance, also arranged for soprano solo and chorus. Published by Presser.
Words by Frances Densmore based on words of Bull. 61, No. 47.

Sioux Indian Rhapsody for Full Orchestra
By Heinrich Hammer.

NOTE: Both the Chippewa and Sioux Indian Rhapsodies were played by the Washington Symphony Orchestra, Heinrich Hammer conductor. It was my impression that he said both were either published or to be published in score and parts by Fisher, but copies are not filed in the copyright section of the library of congress.

SOURCE: Typescript by Densmore, Frances Densmore papers, Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song, box 17.


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