Bird of the Greenwood (Wallace, William Vincent)
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|Work Title||Bird of the Greenwood|
|Composer||Wallace, William Vincent|
|Key||A major (soprano), F major (contralto)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1853 probably?|
|First Publication||1866 – New York: William Hall & Son|
|Librettist||Felicia Hemans (1793–1835)|
|Average Duration||2 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Voice, piano (soprano or contralto singer)|
The title page of the score has "The last composition of Wm. Vincent Wallace Written in America", and the composer left the United States in 1853 (did he ever return? Don't know- anyone?). Am interpreting this to mean the last composition that he wrote when he was in America, though this may be a misinterpretation!
According to Lamb's William Vincent Wallace: Composer, Virtuoso and Adventurer (Fullers Wood Press, 2012), Bird of the Greenwood was published in 1866 by William Hall & Son. Thanks to Benjamin Tubb of PDMusic for this information.