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British Columbia
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With Rare Müller Brothers Photograph

1860 - Musician's Archive - France

Military Marching Band Giberne with French Music Sheets , c.1865 - 1870

Germany, France, circa 1865-1870. Nineteenth century musician's leather pouch (French giberne) containing an albumen cabinet card photograph of the younger Gebrüder Müller (Müller Brothers) string quartet, and some printed music sheets. This is an eclectic mini archive of comprising the following items:

One original albumen cabinet card photograph of the younger Gebrüder Müller (Müller Brothers) string quartet, taken by photographer F. Lanitzky in Berlin. Photographer's name and address printed in in gilt to front. Card measures approximately 10,5 x 17,5 cm. Photograph measures approximately 10 x 13,5 cm. Very rare.

The group formed in 1855 and performed until 1873. The brothers were Karl Müller-Berghaus (1829- 1907) on the 1st violin, also a conductor and composer; Hugo Müller (1832-1886) on the 2nd violin; Bernhard Müller (1825-1895) on the viola; and Wilhelm Müller (1834-1897) on the cello. The four musicians of the younger Müller Brothers were all sons of Karl Friedrich Müller, who was a member of the senior quartet of the same name, which was active from. Their father was first violin in the senior quartet and was also concertmaster to the Duke of Brunswick, Ägidius Christoph Müller (1765-1841) for whom they performed under an agreement of strict exclusivity until 1830 before performing publicly.

Eight printed music sheets for works of French composers, each sheet providing the notes for a specific instrument, including the clarinet, the bugle, and the tenor saxophone. Some of the musical pieces are for "Souvenir d'Haydn" by J. B. Maillochaud, "Le Val Joyeux" by J. Egal, and "Marche Francaise, Le Pere La Victoire" by Louis Ganne." Six music sheets are single leafs printed recto only; two are mounted recto and verso to a cardstock. These musical documents measure approximately 17 x 12 cm, with one being larger.

One original French giberne (a leather shoulder bag used in the French military) made prior to the Great War. This case, with its pouch adorned with fine brass motifs of musical instruments, was issued to an Officer of the French military marching band. Made of black leather, with adjustable shoulder strap, brass embellishments, a wrap-around leather closure at the bottom, it was cleverly designed for durability with wooden reinforcement to the interior. Gold ornamentation on a giberne was reserved for officers, while silver was used for the sub-officers. The bag measures approximately 22 x 15 x 4,5 cm.

Condition
The photo is in Very Good to Near Fine condition with only minor age-toning to mount. The music documents have some creasing and mild wear, and the French Giberne has some scuffs and negligible wear, otherwise in very good, original condition.
£575