The Snow Maiden, Op.12 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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 Prologue (Nos.2, 3, 4, 5a)
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 Act I (Nos. 5b, 6, 7)
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PMLP45262-Tchaik TH019-Introduction.pdf
Editor:

Irina Iordan (1910–1976)

Publisher Info.:

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.14 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1962. Plate M. 29924 Г.

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1970). Kalmus Orchestral Series No.556

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original title page and plate numbers omitted in reprint
Includes footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic)

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For Piano solo (Laub)

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SIBLEY1802.13479.834a-39087012871515piano.pdf
Arranger:

Váša Laub (1857-1911)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1898]. Plate 21476.

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General Information

Work Title The Snow Maiden
Alternative Title Снегурочка
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.12 ; TH 19
Movements/Sections 19 numbers:

Prologue:

1. Introduction (Интродукция)
Moderato assai (107 bars)
2. Dances and Chorus of Birds (Танцы и хор птиц)
Allegro giusto–Allegro moderato (419 bars)
3. Frost's Monologue (Монолог Мороза)
Moderato–Moderato quasi Allegro (61 bars)
4. Chorus of Farewell to Winter (Хор провожания Масленицы)
Moderato (108 bars)
5a. Melodrama (Мелодрама)
Allegro vivo (86 bars)

Act I:

5b. Entr'acte (Антракт)
Moderato assai (24 bars)
6. Lel's First Song (Первая песнь Леля)
Moderato (157 bars)
7. Lel's Second Song (Вторая песнь Леля)
Allegro (92 bars)

Act II:

8. Entr'acte (Антракт)
Andantino quasi Allegro (57 bars)
9. Chorus of Blind Gusli Players (Хор слепых гусляров)
Moderato (42 bars)
10. Melodrama (Мелодрама)
Andantino quasi Allegro (57 bars)
11. Chorus of People and Courtiers (Хор народа и царедворцев)
Allegro moderato–Moderato (32 bars)

Act III:

12. Round Dance (Хоровод)
Allegro moderato (56 bars)
13. Dance of the Tumblers (Пляска скоморохов)
Allegro vivace (358 bars)
14. Lel's Third Song (Третья песнь Леля) [2 versions]:
a) Moderato (G major, 53 bars)
b) Moderato (B major, 54 bars)
15. Brusila's Song (Песенка Брусилы) [2 versions]:
a) Allegro (24 bars)
b) Allegro (12 bars)
16. Appearance of the Wood Goblin and the Snow Maiden's Spirit
(Появление Лешего и тени Снегурочки)
Allegro vivace (30 bars)

Act IV:

17a. Entr'acte (Антракт)
Andantino (39 bars)
17b. Spring's Monologue, Chorus and Dances (Монолог Весны, хор и тихие танцы)
Andantino (47 bars)
18. Tsar Berendey's March and Chorus (Марш царя Берендея и хор)
Tempo di Marcia. Moderato (176 bars)
19. Finale (Финал)
Allegro giusto (125 bars)
Year/Date of Composition 1873
First Performance 1873-05-23 — Moscow: Bolshoy Theatre
Yevlaliya Kadmina (Lel), Aleksandr Dodonov (Frost), Nikolay Muzil (Brusila)
Maly Theatre Company, Nikolay Rubinstein (conductor)
First Publication 1873 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score, 77 pages. Plates 2326 to 2344
1895 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score.
Librettist Aleksandr Ostrovsky (1823–1886)
Language Russian
Average Duration 54 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: Lel (Лель) — mezzo-soprano; Frost (Мороз) — tenor; Brusila (Брусила) — tenor + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn (ad lib.), 2 clarinets (B, C, A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F, D), 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, triangle, tambourine, side drum, cymbals, bass drum + harp, strings
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Extra Information Written for Aleksandr Ostrovsky's musical drama of the same name, subtitled a 'legend of springtime'.
Vocal score also arranged by Tchaikovsky, 1873.
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