The Bride, Op.25 (Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell)

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London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. [1883].


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General Information

Work Title The Bride
Alternative Title
Composer Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.25
Movements/Sections 4
  1. Prelude and Chorus - Sweet Lady! thy lover awaits thee
  2. Duet - Why droops they head, my sweetest?
  3. March and Chorus - Now dawneth the bright wedding morn
  4. Tenor solo and Chorus - Now chimes out the wedding bells gaily, Down, down in the sea's chilly bosum
Year/Date of Composition 1881
First Performance 1881-09-06 — Worcester Festival, College Hall: Anna Williams (soprano), Joseph Maas (tenor), Leeds Festival Choir, Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (conductor)
First Publication 1881 – London: Novello, Ewer & Co. (vocal score)
Librettist Robert Hamerling (1830–1889)
Language English
Dedication To his friend John Whitehead
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: soprano, tenor + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B, A), 3 trombones, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, strings

Misc. Comments

Autograph full score: London, Royal Academy of Music MS 1112 (dated 22nd June 1881).

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