The Birdie and The Violet (Geibel, Adam)

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Publisher Info.:

Philadelphia: J.E. Ditson, 1883. Plate 50006.

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General Information

Work Title The Birdie and The Violet
Alternative Title Duett.
Composer Geibel, Adam
Key B major
Movements/Sections 1
First Publication 1883 – Philadelphia: J.E. Ditson & Co.
Librettist Lizzie G. Vickers (fl.1883–fl.1896?)
Language English
Dedication Master George M. Vickers
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices (Soprano and mezzo?), piano


Misc. Comments

May have been meant originally for Lizzie and George Vickers to sing. Their parts are given as "Birdie" and "Violet". (No- George was a composer and lyricist, but not credited with performance that I can see...)

Hrm... range of Birdie is D (note above middle C) to F' (octave plus minor third higher). Range of Violet goes down to Bflat just below middle C but goes as high as Birdie in the unison passage toward the end which goes as high as that F (unless it is meant to be sung an octave lower implicitly?). So maybe soprano and mezzo-soprano??... don't know.

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