||Breitkopf und Härtel's Orchester-Bibliothek, No.667|
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1891. Plate 19201.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands
||Die Sarazenen & Die schöne Aldâ
||2 Fragments after The Song of Roland
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||B minor; E-flat major
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1891 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
||3 minutes, 7 minutes
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
- 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)
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.)