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|Work Title||The Months|
|Alternative. Title||Twelve Sketches for the Pianoforte [or Orchestra]|
|Composer||Cowen, Frederic Hymen|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1912|
|Dedication||To my friend Teresa Carreno|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||2 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, glockenspiel, harp, strings|
Published for piano in four books, each containing three pieces: Book 1 (January - Lullaby for the New Year, February - St Valentine - Flirtations, March - Boreas); Book 2 (April - In Springtime, May - Italian Serenade, June - Birds); Book 3 (July - Butterflies, August - Midday Reverie, September - Harvest Home); Book 4 (October - Autumn Evening Song, November - Civic Procession in the Olden Time, December - Christmas Morn).
Also conceived for full orchestra. Autograph full score containing all twelve movements: London RCM, MS 5058j (dated 1912-12-7).
Several movements also published for full orchestra by Novello & Co., ca. 1914-1925.