With text commecing: "Alone I would stand on some far wooded hill, and wait for my last sundown."
Somewhat worn and browned; minor staining; creased at folds and overall; some smudging to ink and blue pencilling. Published by Theodore Presser in ca. 1936.
An American composer, Lieurance became fascinated by the music of Amerindians following a visit to the Crow Reservation in Montana in 1903. "He made many attempts to obtain a position with the US government for the purpose of collecting Amerindian music but his offers were consistently declined, though he may have worked as a collector with the Wanamaker expedition of 1908. His first field recordings date from 1911; the results of this and subsequent trips comprise a large and important collection of Amerindian music now in the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress. Between 1917 and 1926 he led a touring group on the Chautauqua circuit which presented his arrangements of Amerindian melodies ... [Lieurance] was one of several composers who attempted to develop an indigenous American music based on Amerindian materials ... His best-known work, the song By the Waters of Minnetonka (also known as Moon Deer), has enjoyed widespread and enduring popularity." Douglas A. Lee in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 33386)