The Fairies of the Hills (Ensign, James L.)


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Publisher. Info. New York: William Hall & Son, 1855. Plate 3467.
Misc. Notes Scan of the last few pages- or the last few pages themselves - is splotchy and could probably use some cleaning or typesetting before use.
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General Information

Work Title The Fairies of the Hills
Alternative. Title Cantata for Female Voices. Also "Faries of the Hills".
Composer Ensign, James L.
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Performance. 1856-February 7 at Maplewood Young Ladies' Institute (or earlier.)
First Publication. 1855 – New York: William Hall & Son
Librettist Joseph Edward Adams Smith (1822–1896) (as Godfrey Greylock, pseud.)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soloists, semi-choruses, women's chorus, piano

Misc. Comments

A libretto dated Feb. 7 1856 is recorded as in Chapin Library but unavailable at Williams College Libraries.