Franzel, Augustus 8.aug.1886-5.oct.1952 Hungary, Posteny - England, London Hampstead
violist, musical director, arranger, member of a well known family of dancers in Vienna, 1909-1911 as orchestral musician residing with wife, 2 children and a servant at Habsburg 7 Whitethorn Avenue in Manchester, his compositions for band suggest that he had served in WWI 1914-1918 in the 1er Regiment etrangere in France and the 5th Battalion of the Nigerian Regiment and the Sierra Leone Battalion West Africa Frontier
with headquarters in Nigeria, 1935-1939 as musical director residing at 88 Brondesbury Villas in London Willesden, 1937 conductor of the Gypsy Orchestra, 1938-1939 founder and leader of the Schrammel Quartet which was recorded and had many radio broadcasts, 1944-1952 residing at 33 Lithos Road in Hampstead, he died at St Charles Hospital Paddington ; 1908 in Manchester Chorlton he married Blanche Buckland (London 1888-1937 London Willesden) ; son Robert (Manchester 1909-), daughter Betty (Manchester 1910-), daughter Dorothy Franzel Frost (London 4.mar.1921-22.oct.1999 New York City) ; 1938 in London Paddington he married Leopoldine Weber (16.oct.1905-a1952)

Title Parts

[] Marche du 1er Regiment etrangere. 1914-1918
music Paul Atta (see his page)
arr for wind band Augustus Franzel

[] Murder in the Embassy. Melodrama. Festspielhaus, Salzburg 5aug1937
libretto Francis Durbridge
incidental music Augustus Franzel

[] These Highland sweethearts (Thae Hielan hearties). Schottische. Piano
pub Dix, London 1950

[] 5th King's African Rifles. Regimental march. Wind band
[] Le Klepthe. Greek march. Wind band
[] Letzeburg de Letzeburga. Wind band
[] Old Calabar. Nigerian regimental march. Wind band
[] Turf in je ransel. Dutch march. Wind band
[] Vive Henri Quatre. Wind band
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