My Star (voice and piano)
from Sechs Lieder op.9 no.5 (1897)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Over the Hills
(1871-1937) By age 17 he had written his first operetta. He studied violin under Henry Heindl and Charles Allen, harmony under Stephen A. Emery, and counterpoint and composition with George W. Chadwick. Hadley toured with the Mapleson Operatic Company as a violinist. Then he went to Vienna to study under musicologist and editor Esubius Mandczewski. He was the first American to guest conduct in Berlin. Hadley was the conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and later became the conductor of the newly formed San Francisco Symphony. He was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1924 and in 1933 founded the National Association for American Composers and Conductors.
Hadley, Henry Kimball, "My Star (voice and piano)" (1897). Dunbar Music Archive. 219.