Item #20880 Apache Chief Geronimo's Own Medicine Song. CALIFORNIA, Carlos Troyer, Charles Lummis, MUSIC, NATIVE AMERICANS.

Apache Chief Geronimo's Own Medicine Song

San Francisco: Henry Grobe, 1917.

Sheet music. 10.5 x 13.5 inches, 5 pp. Old dampstaining to back wrapper, abrasion to upper corner front wrapper, partial split at spine; 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. 5 copies located in OCLC.

Item #20880