Josef Franz Wagner

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Josef Franz Wagner, approx. 1889
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Opus 159, Under the Double Eagle
Opus 356, also published by Adolf Robitschek published

Josef Franz Wagner (born March 20, 1856 in Vienna ; † June 5, 1908 there ) was an Austrian military conductor and composer .

Josef Franz Wagner was the military bandmaster of Infantry Regiments No. 47 and No. 49 and leader of a popular private band. In addition to his dance compositions, his marches were especially popular. Even his contemporaries referred to him as the "Austrian March King".

His best-known work is the March Under the Double Eagle (op. 159) from 1893, named after the double eagle in the coat of arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today it is the official march of the First Austrian Artillery Regiment. Also popular is the Marsch Tiroler Holzhackerbuab'n, also known as Polka Die Lustigen Holzhackerbuam .

Josef Franz Wagner is buried in an honorary grave in the Vienna Central Cemetery (group 35 A, row G 2, grave 8).

Compositions (marches)

  • 47th regimental march
  • Amneris March (op.216)
  • Anastasius Grun (op. 49)
  • Bersagliere March (op.352)
  • Bona Fortuna (op.162)
  • Boer song march
  • That Kaner Hamgemt march
  • The Emperor's Flag (op.220)
  • The Crown of Austria (op.340)
  • Village swallows
  • Gigerl (op.150)
  • Good Austrian March (op. 201)
  • G'schaftlhuber (op. 151)
  • Wood chopper march
  • Kaumberger (op.157)
  • Cadets March (op.208)
  • Emperor Franz Josef
  • Imperial and Royal (op.213)
  • With sabel in hand (op.296)
  • Austria my fatherland
  • Austrian soldiers (op.222)
  • Recruit friends (op.272)
  • Black and Yellow (op. 287)
  • Sword of Austria (op. 301)
  • Steel green (op.166)
  • Tiroler Holzhacker-Buab'n (op.356)
  • Under the double eagle (op.159)
  • Wimberger (op.163)


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