Comala, Op.12 (Gade, Niels)

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Sheet Music

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Language German
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1889]. Plate 16300.
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Misc. Notes Plate suggests ca.1883. HMB lists 1880s publications of Comala in 1885 (klavierauszug, "Volks-ausgabe" edition), 1888 (chorus parts only) and in 1889 (new, corrected edition). Forget plate, which is often misleading; -description- is closest to the 1889 edition.
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Vocal Scores

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Editor First edition
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1847]. Plate 7540.
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Language English
Translator James Cutler Dunn Parker (1828-1916), English text
Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1875.
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Misc. Notes Signed copy of Dudley Buck, 1877.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 hands

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1854]. Plate 8830.
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General Information

Work Title Comala
Alternative. Title Dramatische Gedicht nach Ossian für Solo, Chor und Orchester
Composer Gade, Niels
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 numbers
First Performance. 1846-03-23 — Leipzig (from ms.)
First Publication. 1847 (vocal score)

1865 or earlier (orchestra parts)
1889? (full score, revised edition)

Librettist after Ossian (i.e. James Macpherson)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soli, choruses, orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (in B, A, and C), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (in D, C, E, E), 2 trumpets (in C, E, E), 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, percussion (cymbals), harp, strings


Misc. Comments

  • Solo roles: Comala, Fingal, Dersagrena, Melicoma, and there is a Soprano II solo in no.5
  • In no.4, Gade specifies "Chor der Jungfrauen"
A book on the standard cantatas gives "1843" for premiere date, but the 1846 April AMZ (Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, Volume 48, starting page 225) reports on the premiere and describes it as a new work. - Schissel

The composer specifies Symphonic Poem/Dramatic poem, not cantata.