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OPERA SCHOTTISCHE, THE. AKA - "Opera Schottisch." American, Schottische. G Major ('A' part), D Major ('B' part), & C Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABACA. A very popular light music piece composed by Henry Kleber (1816-1897), published in 1853, and republished throughout the rest of the 19th century (its popularity derived, in part, from its ease of playing). Kleber was a classically trained musician who emigrated from Darmstadt, Germany, to Pittsburgh and opened a music store where he tutored young American songwriter Stephen Foster.

Henry Kleber



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Trim (The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy), 1990; No. 69.

Recorded sources:




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