Adrift (Florio, Caryl)


Sheet Music

Chorus Scores

PDF scanned by US-Wc
Schissel (2012/3/5)

Publisher. Info. New York: Martens Brothers, 1878. Plate 152.
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General Information

Work Title Adrift
Alternative. Title "Part-song" for TTBB.
Composer Florio, Caryl
Key A-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Andante, ma non troppo lento)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1877-12
First Publication. 1878 – New York: Martens Brothers
Librettist J.S.D.
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation TTBB chorus a capella

Misc. Comments

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