Picnic (Thomas, John Rogers)

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Publisher. Info. New York: C.H. Ditson & Co., 1873. Plate 27292.
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Work Title Picnic
Alternative. Title Cantata, or Children's Operetta
Composer Thomas, John Rogers
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJT 145
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
First Publication. 1872
Librettist George Cooper (1840-1927)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Unknown

Misc. Comments

A version in sol-fa notation described as being for solo voices, chorus and piano was published (without accompaniment) in 1880 - The picnic: a cantata.

His daughter Clara Thomas entered a 14-year extension request for a version of this work in 1911 (Catalog of Copyright Entries, May 8 1911, 19983). If each extension was 14 years then this agrees with the "1869" date given by some sources for the first copyright date on that version...