2 Chinese Poems, Op.18 (Whithorne, Emerson)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Composers' Music Corporation, 1921. Plates C.M.C. 264-265.
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Work Title 2 Chinese Poems
Alternative. Title
Composer Whithorne, Emerson
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 songs
  1. The King of Liang
  2. The Feast
Text Incipit see below
  1. There was a King of Liang
  2. From silver lamps a thin blue smoke is streaming
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914
First Publication. 1921
Copyright Information Possibly public domain in EU and other 70 pma territories.
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Librettist Launcelot Cranmer-Byng (1872-1945), English translation
  1. Kao-shih (Shi Gao, 707–765), from A Lute of Jade
  2. Ch'en Tzu-ang (Zi'ang Chen, 661–702), from A Lute of Jade
Language English
Dedication Robert Winthrop Chanler
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice, piano