A Little Mountain Lad (Röckel, Joseph Leopold)
New York: G. Schirmer, 1879. Plate 2237.
London: Boosey & Cº, n.d.[1890s?]
Simultaneous issue: Melbourne & Sydney: Nicholson & Ascherberg, n.d.
do not know if this probably later publication is meant for alto or bass or is an alternative version for medium-low voice??
|Work Title||A Little Mountain Lad|
|Composer||Röckel, Joseph Leopold|
|Key||F major (for soprano or tenor), in E♭ major (for alto or bass)|
|First Publication||1879 - New York: G. Schirmer (plate 2237)|
|Librettist||Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848–1929)|
|Dedication||Miss Villebois (on Boosey publication)|
Boosey print has "The music composed expressly for Madame Lemmens-Sherrington" in addition to the dedication to Miss Villebois. Further note: comparison of the endings, for instance, shows differences in unsubtle details- two examples in a brief work, the fff Allegro ending of the 1879 version has become (assuming the Boosey version - edition, I must now assume!! - is later and not earlier - as NLA seems to assume also) - "ff pesante" instead - so a change from ff to ff pesante rather than ff to fff allegro for the penultimate bars; and the final cadence is voiced differently, in the new version- Schissel