The Orpheus: New Series (Various)


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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer and Co., n.d.
Misc. Notes Additional published volumes included Vol. V (nos. 119-154), Vol. VI (nos. 155-181), and Vol. VII (nos. 182- ? ). The series ran to more than 550 items.
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General Information

Work Title The Orpheus. [New Series.] A Collection of Glees and Part-Songs for Male Voices.
Alternative. Title
Composer Various
First Publication. 1878 and after. Volumes I through V were available by September 1879, and Volumes VI and VII were also available by October 1890, as advertised in The Musical Times.
Language English
Piece Style Romantic

Misc. Comments

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"Notwithstanding the popularity of the Orpheus in its former shape,
it is believed that its issue in separate Voice Parts is scarcely in
accordance with the present taste; it is therefore the intention of
Messrs. Novello, Ewer and Co. to publish a New Series of this
favourite Collection, in which every composition will appear in the
popular Octavo form, in single numbers printed in Vocal Score,
with a carefully revised Pianoforte Accompaniment. In many
instances the translation of the words will also undergo revision.

"The Orpheus will now consist exclusively of Part-Music for


"The whole of the original Series, with a few unimportant exceptions,
will be published in the new form, and new compositions by the
best composers will be added from time to time, as well as a
number of pieces which have become popular in other forms
or in other Collections. The Part-Songs for Mixed Voices hitherto
contained in the Series will in future appear in the "Part-Song Book."

"The whole of the compositions by Mendelssohn, formerly
included in the Orpheus, are now issued as a separate
publication, forming a complete collection of his Part-Songs."

-- The Musical Times, Sept. 1, 1878, p. 506.