|Published in Philadelphia - early 1800s|
It is interesting to note that Nägeli was principally a publisher, printing first editions of famous European composers’ sheet music including those of Bach and Beethoven. In one particular first edition of a Beethoven sonata, Nägeli committed an “error of judgment of adding four bars to the first movement” in his publication, an error for which Beethoven eventually forgave him. Since it was possible for Nägeli to add four measures of music to a Beethoven composition, it is certainly likely that he could have found some incidental music composed by Mozart for a dance or comic opera and affixed his name to it. The style and beauty of the melody of Life Let Us Cherish is certainly reminiscent of Mozart.
|Charles "Pa" Ingalls|
"When clouds obscure the atmosphere, And forked lightnings rend the air, The sun resumes his silver crest, And smiles adown the west. Life let us cherish."