Lot 769: German composer, conductor, and teacher of music (1758-1832) who established the Berliner Liedertafel choral society. Boldly penned AMS in German, signed "Zr," one page, 7.5 x 12.75, no date but circa 1829. Manuscript for his speech on the occasion of the admittance of Hofmarschall von Massow to the choir of the Liedertafel. In full (translated): "According to your wishes, you are accepted as a member in our Liedertafel. As the elected Liedertafel master it is my duty to hear your audible 'Yes' as a sign of your desire to become and to remain one of us. The spirit and the aim of the Liedertafel, recognized for 20 years through approval and imitation, will remain such through you since we are so lucky to call you one of ours. The clerk will let you know everything else that needs to be known. I now ask for your handshake as a sign of your consent. May I express our hope that your affairs will allow you as often as possible to find joy and delight in our cheerful circle. Herr Hofmarschall von Massow is ours! May he live long!" In fine condition, with scattered foxing.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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