The Merchant of Venice (Sullivan, Arthur)

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For Piano solo

 Complete score
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PMLP471936-Sullivan - The Merchant of Venice.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Bosworth, 1898. Plate B. & Co. 2386.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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300 dpi

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General Information

Work Title The Merchant of Venice
Alternative Title Masquerade
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
Movements/Sections 7 numbers
  1. Introduction
  2. Barcarole (Serénade)
  3. Introduction and Bourrée
  4. Danse Grotesque (Pierrots and Harlequins)
  5. A la Valse
  6. Melodrama
  7. Finale
Year/Date of Composition 1871
First Performance 1871-9-19 - Manchester, Prince's Theatre
First Publication 1873
Average Duration 24 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Tenor solo (ad lib) and orchestra


Misc. Comments

First published as a piano duet by Cramer & Co., London, 1873, plate 6542. Published in full score by Bosworth & Co., Leipzig and London, 1898, plate 2341, and piano solo, plate 2386.

The original theatrical version includes a tenor soloist in the second movement, setting an interpolated text by F. Rizzelli, Nel ciel seren.

A suite consisting of four movements (1,3,5 & 7) was regularly performed during the composer's lifetime.

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