Wiegand, George, -1901

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Life

Born: 9/4/1834, Homberg (near Cassel) Germany

Died: 1901

Biography Studied music under his father, harmony and composition under William Volkmar. Worked in the tax department of Hessia until 1854. Arrived in New York City, March 1854. Worked as freelance baritone horn and violin player, and director in Southern US. Band director in Charleston SC at outbreak of Civil War. Left for Augusta GA, where his band was impressed into the Confederate Army. Left to join the 7th /regiment Band, New York National Guard. Played viola with Theodore Thomas Orch. and Philharmonic Society. (Rehrig)

List of sacred works

  • Ave Maria, op. 21 (H voice, vl, org) JFB 1885
  • Mass in honor of St. Patrick (including an Asperges me and Hymn to St. Patrick) SATB, org/orch JFB 1884

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