Christmas (Macfarren, George Alexander)

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Edward Francis Rimbault (1816–1876)


First edition

Publisher Info.:

London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, n.d. (ca.1860). Plate 7303.


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General Information

Work Title Christmas
Alternative Title Cantata for Female Voices with Pianoforte Accompaniment
Composer Macfarren, George Alexander
Movements/Sections 6 numbers
  1. Double Chorus: The trees lift up their branches bare against the sky
  2. Recitative and Romance (soprano solo): Welcome! Welcome, blest season
  3. Chorus: A blessing on this noble house and all who in it dwell
  4. Recitative and Song with Chorus (alto solo): Welcome, welcome to every guest
  5. Duettino (soprano and alto): Little children, little children all rejoice
  6. Finale: Welcome all, welcome all the feast is spread in the vaulted hall
First Performance 1860-05-09 — London, concert of the Musical Society of London: Helen Lemmens-Sherrington (soprano), Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby (alto), Alfred Mellon (conductor)
First Publication 1860? – London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell
Librettist John Oxenford (1812–1877)
Language English
Dedication T. F. Beale
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, alto + double chorus (SSTT, AABB)
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