The Merchant of Venice (Sullivan, Arthur)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano solo

 Complete score
#290697 - 21.70MB, 29 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 270x

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

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


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

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
Language English
Average Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation tenor solo (ad lib), 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. The ad lib. aspect of this part refers to the suite, not the original incidental music.
  • A suite consisting of four movements (1,3,5 & 7) was regularly performed during the composer's lifetime.
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