Its initial performance was considered only a mild success,  however, and Strauss is reputed to have said, "The devil take the waltz, my only regret is for the coda —I wish that had been a success! After the original music was written, the words were added by the Choral Association's poet, Joseph Weyl. An alternate text was written by Franz von Gernerth , " Donau so blau " Danube so blue. The work commences with an extended introduction in the key of A major with shimmering tremolo violins and a horn spelling out the familiar waltz theme, answered by staccato wind chords, in a subdued mood.
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Click buttons below to open or close text box or click buttons above to download Microsoft Word Documents. Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions. Tonic Sol-fa independently produces an annual, sold-out holiday tour in the Midwest as well as spring and summer concert tours throughout the U.