|First Publication||1883 – Philadelphia: J.E. Ditson & Co.|
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|Work Title||The Birdie and The Violet|
|Text Incipit||Tell me pretty Violet, why you like to stay|
|First Publication.||1883 – Philadelphia: J.E. Ditson & Co.|
|Librettist||Lizzie G. Vickers (fl.1883–fl.1896?)|
|Dedication||Master George M. Vickers|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Voices (Soprano and mezzo?), piano|
May have been meant originally for Lizzie and George Vickers to sing. Their parts are given as "Birdie" and "Violet". (No- George was a composer and lyricist, but not credited with performance that I can see...)
Hrm... range of Birdie is D (note above middle C) to F' (octave plus minor third higher). Range of Violet goes down to Bflat just below middle C but goes as high as Birdie in the unison passage toward the end which goes as high as that F (unless it is meant to be sung an octave lower implicitly?). So maybe soprano and mezzo-soprano??... don't know.