The Lotos-Eaters (Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings)



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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co. Ltd., 1892. Plate 8160.
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General Information

Work Title The Lotos-Eaters
Alternative. Title Choric Song from the Lotos-Eaters
Composer Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8:
  1. There is sweet music here that softer falls. Andante tranquillo
  2. Why are we weigh'd upon with heaviness. Allegro
  3. Lo! in the middle of the wood
  4. Hateful is the dark-blue sky. Allegro moderato
  5. How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream. Andante tranquillo
  6. Dear is the memory of our wedded lives. Moderato - lento
  7. But, propt on beds of amaranth and moly. Andantino
  8. The Lotos blooms below the barren peak. Allegro tranquillo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1892
First Performance. 1892-6-13, Cambridge
First Publication. 1892
Librettist Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 27–33 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soprano Solo, Chorus & Orchestra
External Links All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

8 sections according to Chandos recording track listing, one for each stanza of Tennyson's poem (and have been set right- Choric Song from etc. is indeed the subtitle, not just the name of one of the 8 sections.) Finished as well as published in 1892 according to Dibble.

According to Allis (2003, Ashgate Publishing), "Parry’s Creative Process" (p.40; based on the kind of manuscript paper used etc.) this work was revised ca.1912.