Au revoir, Op.6 (Wilson, Grenville Dean)
Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1868. Plate 24614.
Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co., 1885. (Plate 24614.)
3 copyright dates visible on page - copyright of first edition (1857), of first Ditson copy (revised edition?) (1868), re-copyright (whether correct or not) by composer 1885.
|Work Title||Au revoir|
|Composer||Wilson, Grenville Dean|
|Key||A-flat major, ending in G♭ major|
|First Publication||1857? – New York: Horace Waters|
Described in a brief report in Dwight’s Journal of Music (Aug.15, 1868, p.296) (which usually had to just report the key!) as being in A♭, D♭ and G♭, for so it proves to be- not Milhaud-ish bitonality, but a succession of descending keys with no return to home.
- 1857 - first edition, Horace Waters
- 1868 - rights apparently transferred to Ditson (listed among the "latest music" published by Ditson in the August 15 1868 Dwight’s Journal. Could have been revised by the composer at this time; will see if the LoC has the 1857 edition after all to compare.) (1868 date of this version clearly visible also on first page of score.)
- 1885 - Ditson reprint (seems to be a 1868-era Ditson plate so the 1885 and 1868 printings are - probably - the same music.)