There Was A Poor Old Lady (Konstantinoff, Kostia)


Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Julian Besset
Jurabe (2012/10/14)

Publisher. Info. Autograph manuscript, 1923.
Misc. Notes 150dpi scan
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General Information

Work Title How Poor the Old Women Are
Alternative. Title Какъ у Бҍдной у Старушки
Composer Konstantinoff, Kostia
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1923 (3 January)
First Publication. 2012
Language Russian
Dedication Mr. A.G.H.Ward
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, Piano

Misc. Comments

This is the earliest composition found in the composer's archives, with 2 dates : Zürich, 3-I-23, and London, 23-I-23. The composer was not quite 20. It may have been copied from his manuscript upon music paper obtained in London, since it bears a dry HDMP seal (Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co., 122 124 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2). The dedicatee appears to be one A.G.H.Ward, who may have hosted the composer in London or who had some other function. The lyrics which are not attributed may be traditional.