Vilja Lied (from the Operetta Die Lustige Witwe). Composed by Franz Lehar (1870-1948). Arranged by Roger Niese. For Soprano and Concert Band. Grade 3. Full score and set of parts. Duration 5:30. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM187-SET).
As a composer Franz Lehar started with contributions to the opera-genre but the great triumph of his first operetta Die lustige Witwe, (The merry widow), in 1905 made him clear that he had to gif his talents to the operetta. Die lustige Witwe was not only the start of a new flourishing period, it is also one of the absolute highlights in the whole operetta-repertoire. The aria Vilja Lied, sung by Hanna is the most well-known exponent of this beautiful operetta.