Apache Chief Geronimo's Own Medicine Song. NATIVE AMERICANS MUSIC, Carlos Troyer, Charles Lummis.
Apache Chief Geronimo's Own Medicine Song
Apache Chief Geronimo's Own Medicine Song

Apache Chief Geronimo's Own Medicine Song

San Francisco: Henry Grobe, 1917.

Sheet music. 10.5 x 13.5 inches, 5 pp. Old dampstaining, abrasion to upper corner and margin of the front wrapper; good.

An example of the Indianist movement in American classical music, this composition was based on a text and melody transcribed by ethnomusicologist Natalie Curtis (in The Indians Book, 1907). San Francisco composer Carlos Troyer added a piano accompaniment he described as a "drum imitation." The cover reproduces an 1886 C.S. Fly photograph of Geronimo on the Warpath owned by Charles Lummis, who supplied a short introductory essay titled "Geronimo, The Apache Prophet." Also printed on the cover is the dedication, "To Mrs. Rita Breeze of Los Angeles, California." Breeze was a librettist who collaborated with Troyer on several projects. Sarber 283. 4 copies located in OCLC.

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