Linger, Carl (1810-1862)

Also known as
Linger, Carl
Linger, Carl Ferdinand August (1810-1862)
Field of activity
composer; music teacher; pianist; conductor; Musician; Composer
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Carl Ferdinand August Linger (1810-1862), musician and composer, was born on 15 March 1810 at Berlin, son of an engraver. His parents encouraged him to study music under notable teachers and he started...

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Carl Linger played a significant part in establishing large-scale concert performances in Adelaide. He grew up in Berlin, studying at the Berlin University and the Institute for Church Music. Although his early compositions first attracted attention in his home city, it was perhaps due to the 1848 revolutions in Germany that he departed. He arrived in Australia in 1849 on the ship Princess Louise with his wife and baby daughter, who had been born on the voyage. Initially unable to find musical employment, he bought eighty acres of farming land near Adelaide. After falling into debt he went to Adelaide and found work tuning pianos and copying music, and began to establish himself among aristocratic Adelaide families as a music teacher. Linger became the conductor of several large choirs in Adelaide in the mid-1850s. From 1855 he conducted the Adelaide Choral Society (Adelaide Harmonic Society from 1859). He became the conductor of the new Adelaider Liedertafel in 1856, a position he held until his death. He conducted the first large-scale choral/orchestral concert in Adelaide with a performance of Handel's Messiah commemorating the centenary of the composer's death in 1859. He thereby helped to initiate in Adelaide the great Victorian Messiah tradition that was developing in many cities of the British empire. Linger's most successful composition, Song of Australia, was composed for a competition run by the Gawler Institute in 1859. Based on a patriotic text by Mrs Caroline Carleton, the song was adopted as an unofficial anthem for South Australia and became so popular that the colonial government decreed in 1880 that it should be sung in all South Australian schools. Linger also wrote numerous orchestral and choral works, songs, and two operas. Much of his choir music is based on sacred texts, and was influenced in part by the contemporaneous Palestrina revival flourishing in Berlin.

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  1. Carl Linger's Song of Australia : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Linger, Carl, 1810-1862
    [ Printed music : 1900-1970 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92,128.266)

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  2. Song of Australia : S.S.A. / arr. by Ronald Hanmer
    Linger, Carl, 1810-1862
    [ Printed music : 1984 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,532.629)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,532.629)

  3. Song of Australia : S.S.A. / arr. by Ronald Hanmer
    Linger, Carl, 1810-1862
    [ Printed music : 1984 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,417.449)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,417.449)

  4. Song of Estrella : variation on Carl Linger's famous tune / Becky Llewellyn
    Llewellyn, Becky, 1950-
    [ Printed music : 1990 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,418.621)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,418.621)

  5. Australia words by C.J. Carleton ; music by Carl Linger
    Linger, Carl, 1810-1862
    [ Sound : 1900-1986 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    Australia words by C.J. Carleton ; music by Carl Linger
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,405.703)

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  6. Nine nostalgic nonentities. [composed and arranged by] Paul Paviour
    Paviour, Paul, 1931-
    [ Printed music : 2013 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,787.426)

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  7. Song of Estrella : string orchestra score : variation on Carl Linger's famous tune / Becky Llewellyn
    Llewellyn, Becky, 1950-
    [ Printed music : 1990 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,621.789)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,621.789)

  8. Nine nostalgic nonentities : "Adelaide gavotte" : for small orchestra / music by Paul Paviour
    Paviour, Paul, 1931-
    [ Printed music : 2013 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
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  9. Gavotte : arr. for small orchestra / C. Linger; arr. Paul Paviour
    Linger, Carl, 1810-1862
    [ Printed music : 1990 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,800.395)

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  10. The song of Australia : to which the prize of twenty guineas was awarded by the Gawler Institute on the occasion of its second anniversary / words by Mrs. C.J. Carleton ; music by Herr Carl Linger
    Linger, Carl, 1810-1862
    [ Printed music : 1859-1862 ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    The song of Australia : to which the prize of twenty guineas was awarded by the Gawler Institute on the occasion of its second anniversary / words by Mrs. C.J. Carleton ; music by Herr Carl Linger
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,691.504)

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Resources about Carl Linger (16)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Carl Linger, composer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 141,962.578)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 141,962.578)

  2. Correspondence relating to Carl Linger and the Musica Austalis project : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Australian Broadcasting Commission
    [ Published : 1900-1970 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 130,726.156)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 130,726.156)

  3. Carl Linger photocopies : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Australian Broadcasting Commission
    [ Published : 1900-1970 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 117,890.25)

  4. Carl Ferdinand August Linger
    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
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    At State Library S Aust
    Carl Ferdinand August Linger
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,241.828)

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  5. Carl Linger's Song of Australia : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Linger, Carl, 1810-1862
    [ Printed music : 1900-1970 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92,567.742)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92,567.742)

  6. Carl Linger miscellanea : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Australian Broadcasting Commission
    [ Published : 1900-1970 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Carl Linger Memorial Committee
    Carl Linger Memorial Committee
    [ Unpublished : 1973-1993 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 82,608.25)

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  8. The "Song of Australia" : proclamation as national song / speech by H. Basedow, M.P. in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, September 4, 1929
    Basedow, Herbert, 1881-1933
    [ Government publication, Book : 1929 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,835)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,835)

  9. Carl Linger memorial service : Adelaider Liedertafel 1858 jubilee celebrations
    Adelaider Liedertafel
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,079.609)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 62,079.609)

  10. Carl Linger and what it means to be Australian : file
    Bannon, John, 1943-2015
    [ Government publication, Unpublished : 2005 ]
    At Flinders University
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,162.32)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,162.32)

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  2. Carl Linger Memorial Committee Inc (1992-)
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  3. Payne, Joshua (1810-1888)
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    ... drawings. designer, designed a memorial tablet for Carl Linger c.1865 (Adelaide, steel, oak, glass, 39.5 ... × 22 cm) inscribed: IN MEMORY OF Carl C Linger Musical Composer & ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTOR many ...
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  1. CARL LINGER MEMORIAL Penny Fund Passes £70
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Friday 20 March 1936 p 27 Article
    ... South Australia. Born at Berlin. March 15. 1810: died at Adelaide. February 16. 1862.' The design of the ... CARL LINGER MEMORIAL Penny Fund Passes £70 The silver tablet to Carl Linger, whioh -was provided by ... 408 words
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  2. CARL LINGER
    News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Wednesday 17 June 1936 p 1 Article Illustrated
    ... THE MEMORIAL to Carl Linger the composer of "Song of Australia," which was unveiled at his grave in ... 42 words
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  3. Carl Linger Memorial.
    Bunyip (Gawler, SA : 1863 - 1954) Friday 14 February 1936 p 2 Article
    ... ,Carl Linger Memorial. To the Editor : S ir, — The appeal being made through 'The Advertiser' for ... funds to erect -a memorial to the late Herr Carl Linger is worthy of local support. Herr Linger's memory ... 104 words
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  1. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY National Memorials Ordinance 1928-1972
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 28 September 1972 [Issue No.93] p 10

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    ... (1798-1837) Carl Linger (1810-1862) William Launn Lyster (1827-1880) Malcolm McEachern (1884-c 1945 ... Lathlain (1862-1936) Sir Thomas Sydney Nettlefold, OBE (1879-1956) James Oatley (1818-1878) Sir Archibald ... 8066 words
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 21 January 1916 [Issue No.16] p 386

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    ... Place and Date of Birth of Holder, London, England, 25 April, 181)0. London, England, 30 June, 18S6 ... December, 1875. County Cork, Ireland, 12 May, 1862. Sydney, N.S.\V.,2l December, 1887. Port Louis ... 3334 words
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  3. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 29 September 1893 [Issue No.682] p 7613

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... . David Swan. Francis Fawcett. George M. Fitzpatrick. Abraham S. Ling. Samuel Russell. Carl Meyer. GEORGE ... 76 words
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  1. The Carl Linger Ensemble: 10th Anniversary (Radio program) Interviewer: Glen Quick
    Quick, Glen
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 635.257)

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  2. Carl Linger. 5CL. Tr. A. Copy
    [ Sound : 1970 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At Flinders University
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 535.453)

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  3. Carl Linger. (Part II). Tr. 2
    [ Sound : 1970 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At Flinders University
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  4. Carl Linger Motets. Paper enclosed with details of Carl Linger's life
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    At Flinders University
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  1. Remembering Carl Linger: farmer and composer
    Glennon, James
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    [ Article : 1975 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 599.951)

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  2. A Carl Linger letter: translated and edited by Dr L. A. Triebel
    Triebel, L. A. (Louis Augustus)
    South Australiana
    [ Article : 1963 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 521.044)

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  3. Carl Linger - Premiere Concert (2 August 1992) [Event Description]
    [ Article : 1992 ]
    At AusStage
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  4. The comedy of life: making Manny Lewis.(AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CINEMA)(Carl Barron, Anthony Mir and Leeanna Walsman)(Interview)
    Bosanquet, Tim
    Metro Magazine
    [ Article : 2015 ]
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    Music resources theme - Australian musical treasures - Under the Southern Cross
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    The Southern Cross was a guiding star for European explorers and remains a symbol of our national identity. Discover songs that first represented the idea of our nation. Curated by National Library of...

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    Music resources theme - Australian Patriotic music - Patriotic anthems and songs
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  1. Carl Ferdinand August Linger
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  2. En guldravers historie : efter dagsbogsoptegnelser fra otte aars ophold ved Australias guldminer / af Carl A. Olsen
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  3. Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art / Carl Hoffman
    Hoffman, Carl, 1960-
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  4. Savage Harvest : A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
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