Das Ferne Land (The Distant Land)
by Adolf von Henselt, arr W J D Leavitt,
reprint of the original edition from Oliver Ditson, 1881
This is a new printing on sturdy, acid-free paper. 8 pages. We include a capsule biography, list of organ compositions, Leavitt’s
column, “You Can't Kiss Me” from The Boston Sunday Globe
(1892), and his obituary from The Cambridge Tribune
Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 10.5" x 13.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Adolf von Henselt (1814–1889) was born in Bavaria and studied music with Hummel. He moved to St Petersburg,
Russia, where his piano technique influenced the beginnings of the Russian school of playing. William John de Wolf Leavitt
(1841-1893) studied in Europe, as did all organists of the time, and returned to become a prolific recitalist in the Boston Music
Hall where he played more than 800 recitals. Henselt’s original song for voice and piano was published in 1843, which he followed
in 1844 with an arrangement for piano solo. Leavitt played this popular melody in the Music Hall and Oliver Ditson published
his arrangement in 1881. Easy.