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date: 18 August 2019

Wichern, Caroline locked

  • Elaine Moohan

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(b Horn, nr Hamburg, Sept 13, 1836; d Horn, March 19, 1906). German teacher and composer . She worked in Hamburg and in Manchester, where Slater’s Directory lists her (1887–96) as a teacher of singing, music and harmony; she returned to Hamburg in 1896. Her published music seems to have been primarily teaching material and salon music. It includes Consecrated Melodies, being Favourite Secular Tunes with Sacred Words (London, 1897) – arrangements and adaptations of 41 folksongs, ten Schubert songs and other pieces. That 25 ein- und zweist. Lieder für kleine und grosse Kinder (Leipzig and London, n.d.) is op.43 illustrates the size of her output. Most of this collection is in Twenty-Two Songs in One and Two Parts for Children Old and Young (translated by Lady Macfarren, Miss Marie Liebert and others; London, 1883). Her success is borne out by Alte und neue Weihnachtslieder für Schule und Haus...

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