3 Nonsense Songs (Hely-Hutchinson, Victor)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

For Female Chorus and Piano (Diack)

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Arranger John Michael Diack (1869-1946)
Editor Ian Donald Killeen Kelly
Publisher. Info. Ian Donald Killeen Kelly
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General Information

Work Title Three Nonsense Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Hely-Hutchinson, Victor
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IVH 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 songs:
  1. The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
  2. The Table and the Chair
  3. The Duck and the Kangaroo
First Publication. 1927, London: Patterson's Publications
Librettist Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, orchestra

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The oldest edition of this on WorldCat is from 1927, "Originally scored for voice, strings, and winds; acc. reduced for piano." Diack's arrangement of "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat" for female chorus and piano was published in 1942, and his arrangement of the same song for unison chorus was published in 1949.