A Song of the High Hills, RT II/6 (Delius, Frederick)



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Publisher. Info. Unidentified Publisher, n.d.(ca.???). (not n.d. but see below)
Reprinted Mineola: Dover Publications, 1997.
Misc. Notes Vocal parts omitted . The source of the Dover score had a copyright date, but Dover has not been good enough to retain it. (Either Boosey & Hawkes from their complete edition of Delius' works, or Universal Edition ©1964, or Universal Edition ©1985 though one of those might be readily eliminable as a vocal score...)
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Work Title A Song of the High Hills
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Composer Delius, Frederick
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RT II/6
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 36
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1911-1912
First Performance. 1920 February 26 conducted by Albert Coates (soloists Maud Willby and Norman Stone; Philharmonic Choir)
First Publication. 1915, Leuckart
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation soprano, tenor, wordless chorus, 3 flutes (3 also takes piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets in B♭, bass clarinet in B♭, 3 bassoons, sarrusophone or contrabassoon, 6 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 tenor trombones, tuba, timpani (3 players), percussion (bass drum, glockenspiel, cymbals), celesta, 2 harps, strings
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"1911" on the score but evidence in his correspondence, etc. "points to" his having begun the work in 1911 and completed the work sometime around summer 1912. (Lionel Carley, 2002 notes to Danacord recording of the piece (Aarhus Symphony/Bo Holten).)

Full score published 1923 by Universal Edition. (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1923), p.57.)