Franz Abt

Franz Abt
Short Name: Franz Abt
Full Name: Abt, Franz, 1819-1885
Birth Year: 1819
Death Year: 1885

Franz Abt, born Dec. 21, 1819 at Eilenburg in the Prussian provinces of Saxony. His father was a musician and clergyman of the Lutheran Church. Franz studied music at Leipsic, and became known as a song-writer in 1838. In September, 1841, he married, and was leader of the orchesta at the Zuric theatre; became a teacher in 1842, but was litle known until his song "When the Swallows Homeward fly" carried his name to all parts of the civilized world. In 1865 was concert-master at Brunswick, and conducted the great festival at Dresden. He came to the United States in 1872, and was present at teh Peace Jubilee, Boston, where he directed the performance of some of his own music, arriving in New York May w, wher a testimonial concert was given for his benefit at Steinway Hall, May 18. He was received at Philadelphia by the German societies, with torch-light processions and cannonade, May 15, 1872.

A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876

Wikipedia Biography

Franz Wilhelm Abt (22 December 1819 – 31 March 1885) was a German composer and choral conductor. He composed roughly 3,000 individual works mostly in the area of vocal music. Several of his songs were at one time universally sung, and have obtained a more or less permanent place in the popular repertory. During his lifetime, Abt was a renowned choral conductor and he spent much of the last three decades of his life working as a guest conductor with choirs throughout Europe and in the United States.

Tunes by Franz Abt (20)sort descendingAsInstances
ABTFranz Wilhelm Abt, 1819-1882 (Composer)5
[As the coming of the Bridegroom]Franz (Composer)2
ERMAHNUNG ZUR ANDACHTFranz Abt, 1819-1885 (Composer)2
PASTORFranz Abt (Composer)6
[Jesus bids us shine] (Franz)Franz (Composer)2
[Lift me up, oh heav'nly Father]Franz Wilhelm Abt, 1819-1885 (Composer)2
[Little children should love Jesus]Franz (Composer)2
[Nearer to Thee, blessed Savior]Franz (Composer)2
[Nimm deine schönsten Melodien]Franz Abt (Composer)2
[O blessed, happy Christmas morn]Franz Abt (Composer)2
[O du, mein heiss Verlangen!]Fr. Abt (Composer)2
[Over the stars there is rest]Franz Abt (Composer)2
STANLEY (Abt)Franz Abt (Composer)6
THE TEMPERANCE CALLFranz Abt (Composer)10
['Tis Christmas night, the pure snow a flock unnumbered lies]Franz Wilhelm Abt, 1819-1885 (Composer)2
[Vater, du in Himmelsauen]F. Abt (Composer)2
[Was ist's, das freudig die Seel erhebt]Fr. Abt (Composer)2
[We can do something]Franz (Composer)2
[When 'mid storms of life we wander]Franz (Composer)2
WILLINGHAMFranz Wilhelm Abt (Composer)15

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