The Boz Waltzes (Lanner, Joseph)

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General Information

Work Title The Boz Waltzes
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Composer Lanner, Joseph
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJL 29
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 waltzes:
1. Master Humphrey
2. Little Nell
3. Samival Veller, Sr. (note: from The Pickwick Papers)
4. Dick Swiveley
5. Nicholas Nickerby [sic]
6. Newman Noggs
First Publication. 1842 ca.
Dedication Charles Dickens
Average DurationAvg. Duration 9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra? (but see below, Comments)

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The original instrumentation is presumed to be orchestra, but since Lanner was part of a string orchestra early in his career, there is a small possibility that this was for string orchestra, not full orchestra. Tagging is therefore subject to correction.

As noted on the Dickens category page (and elsewhere), "Boz" was Dickens' nickname (under which he published several of his earliest works, including the early version of the Pickwick Papers.)

#2 is from The Little Curiosity Shop; #4 is from Oliver Twist; #6 is a major secondary character from Nicholas Nickleby (while #5 is the title character). (#1 from Master Humphrey's Clock.)