The Mischianza, Op.34 (Zeckwer, Camille W.)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Carl Fischer, 1917. Plate 20283_32.
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General Information

Work Title The Mischianza
Alternative. Title The mischianza : a cantata for women's voices with piano accompaniment (tambourin and castanets, ad lib.) : [op. 34] / Camille W. Zeckwer ; text by Richard J. Beamish ; vocal score.
Composer Zeckwer, Camille W.
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.34
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 Sections:
  1. Welcoming Chorus
  2. Song of Pierrots
  3. Chorus of Dancers (Minuet - Duet: Agitato)
  4. Song of Protest (Alto solo)
  5. Chorus of Colonists
First Publication. 1917 – New York: Carl Fischer
Librettist Richard Joseph Beamish (1869–1945) after a section in the novel "Hugh Wynne" by Silas Weir Mitchell (1829–1914)
Language English
Dedication Dr. Herbert J. Tily (1866–1948)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Soprano, alto solos, Chorus SMA, percussion, piano (see below?)


Misc. Comments

Score is described as "vocal score" but no accompaniment is specified other than "piano accompaniment" (and percussion, which is also shown in the score, e.g. Tambourin and Castanets in the Chorus of Dancers: Minuet) in any case.

The story (The Mischianza- not the book from which the episode is excerpted) concerns the departure of Admiral Howe from the colonies-soon-to-be-a-nation, and the party and dance that resulted. (This is explained better in the score!)