Proudly as the Eagle
Louis Spohr is a lesser known German composer. organist, choirmaster who lived at the same time a Beethoven. He was also an outstanding violinist and is remembered mostly for his violin compositions. However, "Proudly as the Eagle", is a vocal piece from one of his operas, and it is well adapted to instrumental ensembles. This is a very basic quartet with standard harmonies and limited range from high D down to F bottom space. It is an excellent choice for those with limited small ensemble experience.