Empress Anne Polka

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EMPRESS ANNE POLKA. American, Polka (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. The polka was composed in 1842 by Austrian composer Johann Strauss Sr. as “Beliebte Annen Polka.” A version of this tune appears in appears in the mid-19th century Browne Family music manuscripts from England as "Annan Polka," but it should not be confused with Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Annen Polka,” written in 1852.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Howe (Musician’s Omnibus No. 1), 1862; p. 59.

Recorded sources:

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