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A Ninth Cavalry Concert on the Santa Fe Plaza, 1880

By Rick Hendricks


5 October 1880[1]

The Ninth Cavalry Band in concert in the plaza in the afternoon.

The program:

1. Warrior's Return – quickstep by Carl Faust.[2]

2. Rage in America –Serio Comic Fantasie by Justus Ringleben[3]

3. What Shall the Harvest Be? by Philip P. Bliss arranged by Charles Spiegel[4]

4. Selection from Offenbach's opera Orphée aux enfers arranged by A. Heinicke[5]

5. Sleigh Bell Polka by Friedrich Zikoff[6]

6. Celia Schottisch by W. F. M. Petrie[7i]

7. Home, Sweet Home[8]

[1] Santa Fe New Mexican, 5 October 1880.

[2] Carl Faust composed "The Warrior's Return March," which was published in 1879 by S. S. Stewart of Philadelphia, (accessed 4 March 2015). Quickstep is a dance in quadruple time

[3] Also known as Justin Ring.

[4] (accessed 4 March 2015). Emily S. Oakley's lyrics were published in 1870s, and Bliss´s music was published in 1874.

[5] George Hall. Notes to Decca CD 425 083-2, 1994, Jaques Offenbach's opera, whose title is translated Orpheus in the Underword, was first performed in 1858.

[6] Adolf Moritz Hofmeister, Hofmeisters Handbuch der Musikliteratur, 7 (Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1876), 553. This is probably Opus 70, "Die Schlittenfahr-Polka," published in 1871.

[7] The British Museum, "Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie," (accessed 4 March 2015). Born in 1853, William Matthew Flinders Petrie was a famous Egyptologist. He is credited with having made more discoveries than any other archaeologist. The schottische is a Scotch round dance in two-four time similar to a polka but slower.

[8] Songwriter's Hall of Fame, " John Howard Payne ," (accessed 4 March 2015). John Howard Payne was born in New York in 1791. Sir Henry Bishop's production of the opera in Clari, or the Maid of Milan, included Payne's lyrics for "Home Sweet Home." Bishop claimed that in editing the song, he had created new music, and Payne never received royalties for one of the most popular songs in history.