4 Songs, Op.40 (Paine, John Knowles)

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Publisher. Info. Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt & Co., 1884, 1885. Plates A.P.S. & Co. 460, 698.
Misc. Notes Cover of A Farewell has 1884, main score has 1885 copyright.

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General Information

Work Title 4 Songs, Op.40
Alternative. Title
Composer Paine, John Knowles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.40
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJP 22
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs:
  1. A Bird Upon a Rosy Bough
  2. A Farewell
  3. Beneath the Starry Arch
  4. Music When Soft Voices Die (lost)
Librettist 1. Celia Thaxter (1835-1894)
2. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
3. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
4. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 1 voice, 1 piano

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Op.40 No.2 and 3 republished along with other Paine songs in a 1999 edition, Vocal Chamber Music, published by A-R Editions, which can be previewed at Google Books here.