Ta ta ta, lieber Mälzel (Anton Schindler)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-02-10).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The original version taken from the image on the Beethoven Haus website.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-02-10).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Note values halved and transposed down a minor third.

General Information

Title: Ta ta ta, lieber Mälzel
Composer: Anton Schindler
Lyricist: Anton Schindler
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1843
Description:  Canon originally attributed to Ludwig van Beethoven, WoO 162, assumed to have been written for his friend Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, to honour him for the invention of the metronome. According to the Beethoven Haus experts, it was very probably composed by Schindler, who took a theme from Beethoven's 8th Symphony and attributed the canon to Beethoven.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ta, ta, ta, lieber Mälzel, leben Sie wohl, Banner der Zeit, großer Metronom.