Die Sarazenen & Die schöne Aldâ, Op.30 (MacDowell, Edward)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1891. Plate Part.B. 291.
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Publisher. Info. Breitkopf und Härtel's Orchester-Bibliothek, No.667
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1891. Plate 19201.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1891. Plate 19202.
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Work Title Die Sarazenen & Die schöne Aldâ
Alternative. Title 2 Fragments after The Song of Roland
Composer MacDowell, Edward
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.30
Key B minor; E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 pieces
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1886–90
First Performance. 1891-11-05, Boston
First Publication. 1891 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes, 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A/B), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, cymbals, bass drum, strings (cellos tuned to low B)

Misc. Comments

Originally intended to form part of a "Roland" symphony, then published in 1891 after the plan for the symphony was abandoned. (Gilman (1908). "Edward MacDowell: a study". p.123. London, New York: John Lane.)

Durations from Krueger/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recording.

Sketches for this work can be found in 'Sketchbook D' of the Edward and Marian MacDowell Collection at the Library of Congress. (From their Finding Aid.)