Snöfrid, Op.29 (Sibelius, Jean)

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Vocal Scores

 Score and Parts (Piano and Chorus) (CA)
#15856 - 2.08MB, 40 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/24/28

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Daphnis (2007/12/31)

Publisher Info.:

Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1929. Plate 19427-8.


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General Information

Work Title Snöfrid
Alternative Title Improvisation for Reciter, Chorus and Orchestra ; Schneefried = Snöfrid : improvisation für Melodrama, gem. Chor und Orchester
Composer Sibelius, Jean
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.29
Year/Date of Composition 1900
First Performance 1900-10-20
Orchestra of Helsinki Philharmonic Society under Robert Kajanus
First Publication 1929
Librettist Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895)
Language Finnish
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Reciter, Chorus and Orchestra : 2 flutes (1 takes piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, trombone, timpani, percussion, strings
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Described as an "improvisation" by the composer.

Exists in a 2nd version with a different final chorus to words by Volter Kilpi, premiered in 1902.

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