The Music Makers (Kodály, Zoltán)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1970.
Misc. Notes Narrow margins (scanned on A4 scanner)
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General Information

Work Title The Music Makers
Alternative. Title An Ode to Music ; Óda a muzsikához
Composer Kodály, Zoltán
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IZK 24
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1963
First Performance. 1964-05-31
First Publication. 1970 - London: Boosey & Hawkes
Librettist Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1844-1881)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB), 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, strings

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The most famous setting of the poem is that of Elgar (Op.69, date 1912). The poem was first published in the collection Music and Moonlight (1874).