New York: Martens Brothers, 1878. Plate 152.
Public Domain [tag/del]
||"Part-song" for TTBB.
||1 (Andante, ma non troppo lento)
|Year/Date of Composition
||1878 – New York: Martens Brothers
||Drift, let it drift; the cords are snapped that curbed it
||TTBB chorus a capella
From a poem by J.S.D.? in the November 3, 1877 "Spectator".
Actually, the choral lines seem to require yet further subdivision in places even on the first page- unless the vocalists can hold fifth chords etc., this suggests we're actually talking 4T4B chorus
Called a part-song though sold in score (and the scan at the LoC is of the score). Since a part-song is a song that is sold in parts- generally without conductor's score, for economy, this seems a contradiction in terms, or else some sort of expansion of language, in which case part-song in 1878 meant- what? (Though maybe not expansion, but rather, distinction between American and English uses. Am going by English use - from a discussion of the meaning of the word part-song, as against chorus songs, in Elgar's time a generation later, specifically.)- Schissel